Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/08/kebab_lifesaver/
Doner kebab saves bloke's life
Plugs stab wound with pitta-wrapped delicacy
A 37-year-old Somerset man can thank fast food for saving his life, after he plugged a serious throat wound with a doner kebab.
James Hobbs was attacked in Highbridge on 15 January after he popped out to Tasty Bitez for some meaty goodness. He suffered a deep cut across the throat, but "held the wrapped £3.40 takeaway to his neck for several minutes" until his cousin could provide a towel to stem the flow of blood.
Hobbs said: "I instinctively whacked the kebab to my neck to restrict blood flow. It's pure luck I was hungry."
The victim lost six-and-a-half pints of blood before ambulance crews came to his rescue, and also needed a tracheotomy to breathe.
Jamie Edney, 34, has been charged over the attack.