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Thursday, October 29, 2009

 

Fifteen students left with permanent scars after branding each other with heated coathangers

‘Fifteen students were left with permanent scars after branding themselves with heated coat hangers at a house party, it emerged today.

The ‘group challenge’ saw each student brand themselves with the initial of the hall they lived in last year.

Participants held a reshaped metal coat hanger to heat on a hot stove for 30 seconds. [..]

After visiting hospital, at least three of the students were given antibiotics to fight infection.

A burns specialist also warned they will have permanent scarring, following the incident on September 20 at a private house party for students at Exeter University. [..]

Onlookers said large amounts of alcohol were consumed at the party, but another unnamed student added there was no coercion involved.

He said: ‘No one was pinned down. It was all optional, everyone just stood there and did it.”




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