A man who was already serving a jail term for committing a grievous crime has shocked people by cutting off his penis.
Peter Smith, a 55-year-old suicidal inmate with a history of self-harming was rushed to hospital after cutting off his own penis with a razor.
According to Daily Star UK, Peter Smith was found in his cell covered in blood with the severed member hanging by a thread at HMP Manchester.The ex-soldier was rushed to
The ex-soldier was rushed to the hospital where surgeons worked on him for 26 hours in a desperate bid to save the organ.
It has emerged the prisoner had a history of self-harming and that the razor used in the incident was reportedly issued to him by jail guards.
Now his devastated family are demanding answers after saying that only a week earlier he tried to slash his left wrist with a piece of plastic while in police custody.
Smith is now recovering on a prison hospital wing inside and his son, William, says he should be in a psychiatric unit.
“It is disgusting. The prison is not doing their care of duty.
“My dad should not be allowed a razor and he definitely should not be allowed on his own with a razor.”
He added his dad was arrested on July 7 on suspicion of possession of a firearm and drugs offences before appearing in court on July 10 – five days before the incident.
William, who says he is making an official complaint to the prison, also said the incident is being treated as a suicide attempt.
“One prisoner from HMP Manchester received treatment for injuries on 17 July at hospital.”