Man’s hand left ‘hanging off’ after savage machete attack heard by shocked neighbours
A man’s hand was left “hanging off’ following a brutal machete attack in a quiet residential street on Saturday night.
Shocked neighbours rallied together to save the man’s life after he was hacked at in West Hull at just after 10pm
He was rushed to hospital where he is in a ‘serious but stable condition’.
Witnesses claim his assailant used a machete during the attack leaving him screaming in agony in the street, Hull Live reports.
One woman said she heard his sickening cries for help and was greeted by a horrific scene which unfolded just metres from her doorstep.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “When I heard the screaming I thought it was just a couple having an argument but then I heard a man shout ‘help, I’m dying’.
“I ran out of the house and saw someone standing over the man who was laid on the floor.
“It looked like a murder scene. The other man ran off and the guy on the floor looked badly injured and his hand was hanging off.”
She said other neighbours ran out to assist her.
“Everyone from the street rushed out to help,” she said.
“Some helped to try and stop the bleeding while I called the police and someone else called an ambulance.
“When the ambulance crew arrived they said we saved his life because he would have bled out otherwise.
“I have to say I was shaken up and I have a two-year-old so it is very scary.
“It is normally a quiet street but everyone came together on Saturday night.”
Another resident said: “It has been a real shock for everyone but they all came together to help the guy until the ambulance arrived.
“Everyone came and tried to save the guy’s life.
“This is a quiet street but it is also very close-knit and most of us know each other.
“We heard the guy’s hand was nearly severed and he also had an injury to his head and legs.
“It is horrible really. People have a right to feel safe walking down their street.”
A third resident local described it as a ‘terrible situation’ for the neighbourhood.
“There’s was a tent put up around the blood and the police have been there all night,” he said.
“Some residents are talking about it, but it’s mainly quiet with very little people coming out their homes.
“I’m surprised that something can happen on a quiet street like ours. Nothing happened like the past eight years we’ve lived here.”
The man has been taken to hospital where he is said to be in a serious but stable condition.
Humberside Police have launched an investigation and the street was closed while inquiries were carried out at the scene.
A heavy police presence remained at the scene until Sunday lunchtime with forensic teams combing the area for evidence.
A tent was erected where the alleged stabbing took place and police were photographing an area of blood and bloodied material.
Detective Inspector Andy Crawforth said: “We appreciate the impact that this kind of incident can have on residents but I can reassure you that this is believed to have involved people known to each other and that there is no risk to the wider public.
“My teams are still in the area – both as part of the continuing investigation and to offer reassurance – so if you have any concerns, please come and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting log number 516 of October 3.
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