A West Australian man has been charged after allegedly chopping off another man’s finger with a samurai sword.

Police said a 24-year-old man had been charged over an attack in a park at Mandurah, south of Perth.

A 22-year-old man lost a finger from his left hand when he was struck by a samurai sword, police spokesman Ian Hasleby said.

“The victim told Peel detectives he was sitting on a park bench
around 6pm (WST) when he was approached by the offender, who produced a
samurai sword and swung the weapon, striking his hand,” Hasleby

“He allegedly punched the 22-year-old Mandurah man to the mouth and stole his phone and left.

“The injured man was admitted to hospital and doctors were unable to reattach his finger.”

The 24-year-old was charged by detectives yesterday with grievous bodily harm and stealing.

He will appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.