A YOUNG woman was left with a horrific 30cm gash on her leg in a mystery incident during a farmers’ ball.
The 21-year-old suffered the gaping wound to her leg at the dinner dance event at Tillington Hall Hotel, Stafford, on Friday, September 20.
Cops have now launched a probe and are trawling CCTV in a bid to get to the bottom of mystery incident which left one member of Eccleshall YFC needing several stitches.
The woman suffered a deep 30cm cut to the back of her right leg at around 11.20pm – but it not yet known what happened.
She was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where the wound was stitched together but has since been released.
Staffordshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs has now released a statement.
A spokesman said: “We are saddened that one of its YFC members was injured during Eccleshall Young Farmers’ Clubs’
Annual Dinner and Dance at Tillington Hall, Stafford.
“The YFC member involved has received hospital treatment and is now back home with her family.
“We are in contact with the YFC member and their family to support them during this difficult time. YFC members have also rallied round to show their support to the family.
We’re carrying out inquiries into the incident which includes examining CCTV and speaking to people who attended the event. However, we still need anyone with any information relating to the incident to come forward to help us with the investigation.
DC Sarah Pritchard
“We are grateful for the quick actions of the club’s first aiders who dealt with the injury on the night before further hospital treatment was needed.
“The cause of the injury is not yet known however Staffordshire Police are investigating the incident and we are working with them to help with their inquiries.”
Detectives are now asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
DC Sarah Pritchard, of Staffordshire Police’s CID , said: “We’re carrying out inquiries into the incident which includes examining CCTV and speaking to people who attended the event.
“However, we still need anyone with any information relating to the incident to come forward to help us with the investigation.
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“The victim sustained a very serious injury and we’re keen to find out how and why it happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 163 of September 21.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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