Axe, crossbow used in alleged Somersby attempted murder

A MAN will face court on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to murder another man at Somersby with an axe and crossbow on Tuesday.

Police arrested a 49-year-old man on Tuesday after they were called to Dawson Street at Somersby about 1.30pm.

A 56-year-old man came out of his house carrying a laptop and stood in his driveway, police said.

It is alleged the younger man approached the older man with a crossbow before firing at him.

Brisbane Water police said the arrow struck the man’s laptop and the younger man then allegedly ran at him, striking him in the head with an axe.

A struggle ensued before another man intervened and the younger man was restrained until police arrived.

He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding.

Police also allege he was in possession of a crossbow, knives and a piece of wire.

The older man received treatment at Gosford hospital, receiving stitches for a head wound before he was released.

The 49-year-old faced Gosford Local Court on Wednesday and did not apply for bail.

It was formally refused and he will re-appear by audio-visual link in September.