officer helped boy who lost fingerA PRANK backfired badly on Sunday when a 14-year-old boy lost a finger after scaling a security fence at a Horndean park.

Reports suggest that the victim impaled one of his index fingers on the fence spikes while attempting to climb over it behind Jubilee Hall around 1.40pm.

Surgeons managed to reattach the victim’s index finger thanks to the quick actions of firefighters, Jubilee Hall users and an off-duty police officer.

A crew from Horndean fire station had to remove some fencing to get to the victim while hall users packed the finger in an ice box before the officer took the boy to hospital.

Details of the gruesome incident were relayed to the Post by Carla Baverstock-Jones as an accident report was filed with landowners Horndean Parish Council earlier this week.

“It’s a good thing there were people in the hall at the time,” said the parish clerk.

“They put the finger in an appropriate bag so it was preserved and could be re-attached.

“It’s quite a high security fence so I don’t know what the 14-year-old was thinking, really.

“I’ve been told the finger was reattached and everything is moving again.”


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