Teen with hand cut off jokes ‘how am I going to w*** now’ after machete attack
A teenager who had his hand chopped off in a machete attack joked afterwards "how am I going to w*** now", according to a neighbour.
Neighbours spoke of the horror of seeing the 18-year-old's hand completely severed in the attack in Leeds on Tuesday evening.
One local resident who came to his aid before the ambulance arrived said he was initially in agony.
But they added that he made the gag afterwards as he waited to be taken to hospital, Leeds Live reports.
The neighbour, who preferred not to give him name, said: "He was obviously screaming in pain – which we all heard. I mean, the lad had his arm chopped off.
"He was in good spirits – he shouted out: 'For god sake, how am I going to be able to w*** now?!"
The teenager was rushed to hospital after his hand was "completely severed" in the vicious attack.
Neighbours came to his aid and put a belt around his arm to apply pressure to the wound and bandaged it up.
They reported that the shocking incident was like seeing something out of a "horror film".
One said: "It was absolutely horrific. His hand was literally on the road – it's not an image you forget."
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Another added: "He was outside and a few lads came up and chopped his whole hand off.
"I have never known anything like it."
One more said: "We heard it from where we are round the corner – there was a load of shouting. When we came out, we could hear a lad writhing in pain.
"His hand was on the road. I have never seen anything like it, it was like something off of a horror film. I hope he’s doing okay!"
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Police have set up a large cordon in the area while forensic investigators comb the street for evidence.
Detective Inspector Guy Shackleton, of Leeds District CID, said: "We are treating this incident very seriously and are carrying out a detailed and comprehensive investigation to establish the full circumstances and identify those responsible.
"The victim has suffered an extremely serious injury and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who saw any part of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.
"We would encourage anyone who does feel able to contact the police with information to make use of the anonymous service provided by the independent charity Crimestoppers.
"We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are liaising closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are updating their community representatives and maintaining a visible presence in the area to reassure people."
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