A 12-year-old boy nearly lost his testicles after he fell victim to a “bangc**k” punch prank at school.
Bailey Summers was left in agony and needing emergency surgery after he was hit in the groin on Thursday morning.
The attack is thought to be part of a bizarre craze sweeping the country where boys are asked: “What’s the capital of Thailand?” They are then hit in their manhood.
Thailand’s capital city is Bangkok.
Initially, Bailey was sent home with paracetamol but then his concerned mum Emmajayne, 32, rushed him to A&E the following day.
She was worried she had to “sign away his manhood” as medics at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, rushed Bailey into the operating room, as she had to sign a consent form allowing doctors to remove his testicles if they needed to.
Emmajayne, from Hartlepool, County Durham, told Teesside Live: “Within 20 minutes, my son was laid on a bed sobbing his heart out getting ready to be wheeled down the theatre.
“They could not give him the right anesthetic and there was not enough time for numbing cream.
“My son was crying, screaming and begging me to help him. It was a nightmare to see him so petrified and in so much pain. It was heartbreaking.”
She added that she grew concerned as Bailey was unable to sit down or sleep hours after being punched.
Emmajayne said: “The surgeon explained we were on limited time as testicle pain should be treated within four hours for no serious damage, or removal will be needed.
“I had a form to sign to say I approved both testicles to be removed if needed in theatre. I had to sign my son’s manhood away.”
Skilled surgeons though managed to save his testicles but his mum described him as being “very lucky” and said he need four stitches in each testicle
To help his recovery Bailey will have to use a wheelchair for a fortnight and has been banned from doing strenuous activity for up to six weeks.
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Emmajayne also wanted to warn others about the growing craze which reports say first started in 2004, adding she didn’t want others to go through the “nightmare” she and her son had suffered.
She said: “This ‘bangc*****g’ has been going on for a while in school and has come back as a stupid phase.
“My poor son is a example of what can happen. This needs to be brought to the attention of the kids.”
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