Neighbours of notorious gender bender Alex Quim today gathered in the street in small groups, murmering, muttering and gesticulating like Italians after Alex Quim was rushed to hospital in the early hours of this morning.
With his genitals jammed in a blender.
One individual, who identified himself only as Artie, told us:
"It was about two thirty am when I heard the ambulance siren. Naturally I got up to see what all the fuss was about, and I saw the paramedics loading Alex Quim into the ambulance. It looked like he was wedged in a blender by his manly bits. He was grimacing. He looked to be in real agony."
Another neighbour told us that Alex Quim had mentioned several times that he was intending to replicate some sexual experimentation that he'd read about in a book, involving a food blender, some cream buns, a tin of golden syrup and a frog.
"Looks like he tried it out and came a cropper," the neighbour told us.
Local shopkeeper, Vijay Singh confirmed that Alex Quim had purchased a quantity of cream buns and a tin of golden syrup from Patel's Mill Street Mini Mart but denied supplying a frog.
A spokesman from the Royal Infirmary confirmed that a patient had been rushed to the Accident And Emergency Department in the early hours of this morning with his cock and balls wedged in a blender. He went on to state that he could neither confirm nor deny that the patient was Alex Quim.
On the grounds of doctor/patient confidentiality.
More as we get it.