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Boy, 16: 'I lost a finger at illegal East Croydon rave but carried on dancing'

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A TEENAGER ended up in hospital after his little finger was ripped off during the illegal rave in East Croydon. The 16-year-old was listening to drum and bass music inside the former Royal Mail delivery office on Saturday when a fire alarm went off. He said: "Everyone was like, 'Rip it off! Rip it off!', so I thought I'd give it a go. "I was completely sober at the time. I jumped up, grabbed it and my little finger got caught in the case because it was all broken. "As I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely. "It's the weirdest feeling: one second you're fine and your little finger is there, and the next it's gone. It shoves reality up your backside." Despite being in agonising pain, the teenager wrapped up his wound using his t-shirt and carried on dancing for another half an hour. He told Vice magazine: "I've only been here for an hour, I've paid £10 for this night, I've lost my little finger - am I seriously going to go? Nah I'm going to skank until I can't skank anymore. After that, my mate dragged me down to the paramedics. "I said to [the paramedic] is there any chance you can bandage it up and I can just rave on? "He was like, "Nah, you're going to hospital mate. "There was a chance of septicaemia because of the dirt, so he got some medical acid, poured it right onto the finger and all the flesh around it melted right in front of my eyes. That was the worst pain I've ever felt in my life." The teenager later posted a picture of his bandaged finger on the internet alongside: "I want my finger back. **** happens."

Boy, 16: 'I lost a finger at illegal East Croydon rave but carried on dancing'


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