Armed intruders cause injuries

A man had his pinky finger almost severed when three attackers allegedly broke into his East Albury home with weapons.

Detective Acting Inspector David Forland said police had been told the victim was at his Keene Street home about 1am on Monday, when three men – allegedly armed with a rifle, machete and baseball bat – broke in.

“The armed men allegedly assaulted him, resulting in a number of injuries, including his left pinky finger being almost severed,” he said.

Albury police were called and a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with break and enter in circumstances of special aggravation.

Inspector Forland said detectives seized a car on Wednesday, which was undergoing forensic examination, and a firearm alleged to have been used during the break-in was found inside.

The 31-year-old was due to appear at Albury Local Court on Thursday.