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Samurai sword attack victim remanded on bail

Last updated 10:52 07/08/2009

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A man whose hand was reattached by surgeons after it was severed with a samurai sword has been remanded on bail on a charge of possession of a crowbar.

Matthew James Durham, 20, is charged with being in possession of the weapon in the hours leading up to the sword attack outside his Linton St home on May 31.

Durham discharged himself from Hutt Hospital just days after surgeons successfully reattached his hand.

He appeared in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, but was remanded until August 12.

A 16-year-old boy is before the youth court in relation to the attack.

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- Manawatu Standard

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