Man badly injured in Tas chainsaw attack

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Two people are facing serious charges after a man was badly injured with a chainsaw in an apparent neighbourhood dispute south of Hobart.

The 59-year-old was in hospital on Wednesday having suffering "significant wounds" to his arms, police said, following an overnight disturbance at Middleton.

Police say a woman and man went to a neighbouring property where she allegedly crashed a vehicle into a shed and he injured the neighbour with a chainsaw.

The woman, 52, and man, 60, were taken into police custody and have been charged with committing an act intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police believe the incident was isolated and linked to an ongoing dispute between people known to each other.