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”A spaced-out university student high on the party drug meow meow reportedly cut off his own penis with a knife after allegedly stabbing his mother.
The 19-year-old was back at his family home in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, for Christmas when he ‘flipped out’, according to a family friend.
He is believed to have taken mephedrone, a drug made illegal in the UK in 2010, shortly before the alleged incident in the early hours of December 29.
Police found him hanging out of a bedroom window covered in blood after his terrified mother called 999, according to the Mirror. Both were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Surgeons are believed to have successfully reattached the unidentified man’s penis, while his mother’s condition has been described as stable.
‘He is normally a lovely lad and very bright. But unfortunately, he had started dabbling in drugs,’ explained a family friend.
‘He had come home from university for Christmas. It looks like he took mephedrone and completely flipped out attacking his mum and then himself.’
Sussex Police, who are investigating an allegation of assault on the mother, said: ‘At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.’”