Man arrested after crossbow, axe attack

A man was saved by his laptop after a crossbow arrow was fired at him, before being hit in the head with an axe on his Central Coast driveway.

Police have charged a 49-year-old man with attempted murder over the attack which took place yesterday afternoon.

Police say the 56-year-old victim was carrying a laptop on his driveway in Somersby when a man shot a loaded crossbow at him.

When the arrow hit the man's laptop, the attacker ran at the 56-year-old, striking him in the head with an axe.

The pair began to struggle, before another man stepped in to help.

The 56-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head wound.

The 49-year-old man was arrested and police say they took a crossbow, knives and piece of wire from him.

He was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding.

The man was refused bail and is to appear at Gosford Local Court today.

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