A man's hand was severed in an attack on the forecourt of a Bay of Plenty service station yesterday.
Police say it happened in Tāneatua at the Gull station in McKenzie St about 2.30pm.
They say the 27-year-old man whose hand was severed also suffered serious head injuries.
He is recovering in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police want to speak to anyone who saw a black Great Wall ute in the area yesterday.