A Babonneau farmer was rushed to hospital via ambulance in the early hours of this morning after being chopped on both arms by a known assailant.

According to information obtained by the Times, the twenty-five year old victim was attacked by a convict who was recently released from prison.

The incident occurred at  Babonneau at about 3:50 am, it is reported.

A neighbourhood resident reported that the chopping occurred after a row over a girl.

It is reported that the victim sustained serious wounds to both arms and  the forehead.

No arrests have yet been made.