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Chainsaw attack probe

Police local

A Southern Tasmanian man has allegedly savaged his neighbour with a chainsaw on Tuesday night and police are preparing to lay charges over the incident.

Police were called to a dispute on Wards Court at Middleton south of Hobart at around 10:20 pm.

A woman allegedly rammed a vehicle into her neighbour's shed and the man attacked the 59-year-old with a chainsaw.

The man's now in hospital in a serious condition with significant wounds to his arm.

A 52-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man were arrested and are being questioned.

Police remained at the scene for forensic examinations on Wednesday.