Teen, 18, makes astonishing X-rated joke to paramedics after having hand chopped off in machete attack

A TEENAGER who had his hand chopped off in a machete attack made an outrageous X-rated quip to paramedics treating him at the scene.

Despite being brutally assaulted on a street in Leeds, West Yorkshire, the 18-year-old man was in "good spirits" and even made pretty daring joke.

Shortly after 9.30pm last night police rushed to Stanks Parade, in the Swarcliffe area of the city, where the teen victim was tragically found with his hand completely severed.

One man who witnessed the vicious attack said he was "screaming in pain", describing the scene as "horrific" to YorkshireLive.

But amazingly, the man noted how the teenager managed to crack an X-rated joke to first aiders about a certain activity he'd no longer be able to partake in without his hand.

"He was obviously screaming in pain – which we all heard," the witness added.

"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**k now?!'".

Following the wisecrack, the teen was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment.

But his condition is not life threatening, according to reports.

Detectives from Leeds District CID are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the horrific incident.

A large scene remains in place around Stanks Parade – as forensic examinations and specialist searches continue.


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.”

Police are appealing for information following the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210182460 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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