'I answered the door at my Doncaster flats and my wounded friend told me she'd been attacked with a Samurai sword'

A Doncaster student has told of the terrifying moment she answered the door to a friend – to find her bleeding after being attacked with a Samurai sword.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 5:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th June 2021, 5:28 pm

Kerry Fullwood rushed to the front door of the high rise flats where she lives in Intake on Friday night after her friend had pressed the buzzer.

She took her inside to the safety of her flat to wait for an ambulance to arrive to deal with the shocking wound she had suffered to her wrist.

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Police and paramedics outside Shaftesbury House, Intake, on Friday evening

She said she understood the attack had happened just outside the Shaftesbury House block, on Cardigan Road

“My buzzer rang and I rushed down to see what was happening. I could hear a lot of noise in the background.

"She said ‘I need you’. I didn’t ask any questions because I could hear voices and shouting, so I went straight down.

“She was holding her hand and it looked as though her hand was nearly off. I said ‘what’s wrong’, and she said someone had hit her with a Samurai sword.

"It was just outside the front. Police came and an ambulance arrived to check her out.

"There was so much blood. It was on the landing, on my floor and on the settee. My floor was made of tiles, so it was not going to be difficult to clean up.

"It was awful – I could see the bone. She wrapped it in her jumper as a dressing until the paramedics arrived and came to me flat.”

She said police had cordoned the area off, and one of the officers joined her and the paramedic in the flat.

Ms Fullwood said she had spoken to her friend whose wound had been strapped up in hospital and said she thought she would be all right.

Police said they had been called to a what was described as a serious assault on Friday evening.

They stated: “At 6.10pm, the ambulance service notified us that a woman had been assaulted by someone using a machete.”

The statement said she was given treatment for an injury to her arm. The injury was not thought to be life threatening, they added.

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