Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Man had knife in back for 3 years

Bill McNeely found a knife blade stuck in his back nearly three years after he was stabbed

A Canadian man was just scratching what he thought was an old itch in his back when he discovered a knife blade that had been stuck there for almost three years.

Billy McNeely said it all goes back to a birthday party in April, 2010 in his home town of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. McNeely got into a fight over an arm-wrestling contest and was stabbed five times. A doctor stitched him up back then and never took X-Rays.

Ever since, McNeely would set off metal detectors and he's had a lump in his back where the knife went in. It never stopped nagging him and grew more painful this week.

Doctors dug out a blade measuring about 2.7 inches (7 cms).

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