A woman is in hospital after being attacked with a machete in Sydney’s south-west. Photo: Supplied Tiperia Afamiliona (left), 45, suffered severed fingers, toes and had her hand degloved when her husband Atinae Afamiliona (not pictured), 49, allegedly struck her with a machete in Raby, near Campbelltown, on Monday. Photo: Supplied
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Atinae Afamiliona (right), 49, allegedly struck his wife multiple times with a machete. Photo: Supplied

A man accused of attacking his wife with a machete, severing her fingers and degloving her hand, has cried while facing court charged with attempted murder.

Police say Tiperia Afamiliona, 45, was driving along Raby Road at Raby, in Sydney’s south-west, with husband Atinae Afamiliona, 49, on Monday night when a heated argument began.

The pair got out of the stopped car at St Andrews and continued arguing before Mr Afamiliona allegedly grabbed a machete from under the driver’s seat.

He is accused of striking Mrs Afamiliona several times to the hands and legs, leaving her with severe injuries.

She ended up with her left hand degloved and her little fingers severed.

Two toes on her left foot were also severed and she suffered a large laceration to her right calf and ankle.

Mr Afamiliona then dropped his injured wife off at Campbelltown Hospital’s emergency ward and went home.

Mrs Afamiliona was transferred to Liverpool Hospital, where she remained in a serious but stable condition.

Mr Afamiliona was charged with attempted murder and wound with intent to murder.

He cried in the dock of Campbelltown Local Court on Tuesday morning as he looked across to more than a dozen family members that arrived to support him.

His three children requested that an AVO be amended to allow them to contact their father in jail.

Mr Afamiliona didn’t apply for bail and it was formally refused.

The couple’s teenage daughter sobbed outside court and said she was on her way to visit her mother.

Police scoured the couple’s Campbelltown home after the alleged attack and examined a silver ute splattered with blood.

The car was seized for forensic examination.

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