Father, 30, desperate to cut off his own ‘zig-zag’ arm to end his ‘unbearable’ pain after a savage attack left him unable to cuddle his daughter

A father ‘wants to cut off his own arm’ to end his excruciating pain after a savage attack left him unable to play with his daughter.

Michael Smith, 30, from Hull, is unable to hug, feed or wind his eight-week-old girl because of his injury.

He had his right arm, which is now in a ‘zig-zag’ shape, crushed by thugs when he was jumped by two men last October.

His arm was already weakened because it was held together by pins following a car accident in 2004.

But after the attack, the pins are now poking through his skin and his arm has been left bent from the wrist.

He is now in constant pain, which is so bad, he has considered cutting off his own arm just to end the agony.

Michael Smith, 30, from Hull, is unable to hug, feed or wind his eight-week-old girl because of his injury. He had his right arm, which is now in a 'zig-zag' shape, crushed by thugs when he was jumped by two men last October

Michael Smith, 30, from Hull, is unable to hug, feed or wind his eight-week-old girl because of his injury. He had his right arm, which is now in a ‘zig-zag’ shape, crushed by thugs when he was jumped by two men last October

Mr Smith said: ‘I read about this man who went to his B&Q and got all the equipment and just cut his own arm off.

‘He then burned the stump, and that’s seriously what I’m thinking.

‘I feel like cutting it off. The pain is unbearable. I can’t help but cry because of the pain and frustration. It’s excruciating.’

He also cannot feed himself, or even relieve himself, without help.

Mr Smith added: ‘I can’t go to the toilet by myself, I can’t dress myself on my own and I have to have my food cut up for me.

‘It’s embarrassing, I’m a 30-year-old man and I need to be looked after like a baby.’

His arm was already weakened because it was held together by pins following a car accident in 2004. But after the attack, the pins are now poking through his skin and his arm has been left wonky from the wrist

His arm was already weakened because it was held together by pins following a car accident in 2004. But after the attack, the pins are now poking through his skin and his arm has been left wonky from the wrist

He is now in constant pain, which is so bad, he has considered cutting off his own arm just to end the agony. Mr Smith said: 'I feel like cutting it off. The pain is unbearable'

He is now in constant pain, which is so bad, he has considered cutting off his own arm just to end the agony. Mr Smith said: ‘I feel like cutting it off. The pain is unbearable’

HAS ANYONE EVER CUT THEIR ARM OFF?

Aron Ralston made headlines in 2003 after he was forced to cut off his own arm when it became trapped under a boulder to keep himself alive.

The experienced outdoorsman used a pocketknife to free himself after the huge rock dislodged and trapped him inside a Utah canyon.

He was canyoneering alone in the remote area when the mishap occurred.

Mr Ralston wrote a best-seller about his ordeal titled, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

In 2010, the story was made into a movie, ‘127 Hours,’ starring James Franco. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Mr Smith was attacked by two men as he was walking to visit his mother. They stamped on his head, broke his cheekbone and crushed his arm.

The criminals are still on the loose. Mr Smith said he doesn’t know why he was targeted in the random attack.

He now relies on his partner, Shonna Morris, to help him carry out day-to-day tasks and he has not been able to help care for and play with his little girl.

Mr Smith said: ‘I can’t cuddle my baby properly because I’m worried I’ll drop her. I can’t change her by myself or feed her, or wind her properly.

‘I can’t play with my daughter. I can’t hold her without worrying I’ll drop her because of the arm.’

For Mr Smith, the physical difficulties are in addition to the depression and paranoia he has suffered since the savage attack.

He said: ‘What’s happened to my arm is on top of feeling paranoid to go out after the attack.

‘I have to take my partner with me if I go out, I’m paranoid all the time. Now I can’t hold my baby it’s made me more depressed than I was before.’