Chanel Almeida, 30, was on a date with her partner in Hull when they saw a seriously injured and bloodied man emerge
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A mother-of-two has been hailed as a “hero” after she rushed to help a man who was bleeding profusely from a throat wound after being attacked.
Chanel Almeida was enjoying a date night with her partner in Hull when they saw a bloodied man emerge.
The 30-year-old from Bransholme immediately jumped out of her car to help and saw that the injured person had a serious wound to his neck and head.
Chanel, a former nursing student, immediately applied pressure to the wound with her bare hands and became covered in blood.
Unknown people gave her tissues and tea towels to stop the bleeding before the man was taken to the hospital. Hull Live reports.
After Saturday night’s attack, police said the victim was seriously injured but was expected to pull through.
A man was arrested.
Chanel said: “Me and my partner went to Punjabi Kitchen where our friends work to have pizza for us on a rare date night.
“We got a babysitter for our two young children and thought we’d bring some food to Hessle Foreshore and spend some time together.”
She added: “We stood outside and talked from about 4pm, then got our pizza and got in the car. My partner then saw from his side mirror that a man had stumbled onto the street from Cave Street and was covered in blood.
“My partner was skeptical that I would get involved, but I just had to do something. As a different person, I couldn’t just stand by and watch someone get hurt like that.”
The mother ran to the man and asked him to sit while she looked at his head wounds.
But when he turned around, she noticed a huge wound with blood pouring from his neck.
She continued: “I studied pre-nursing at Hull Uni for a couple of years before I left so I put my fingers in the wound to stop the bleeding.
“My partner went back to the diner to get a tissue and another woman also handed me some tea towels while we waited for the ambulance.
“My partner managed to stop a passing police car and quickly explained what had happened. The police informed us that they made an arrest shortly afterwards.
“We were then at the police station all night giving statements and were reassured the man’s injuries were serious but he was stable.
“I was offered counseling by the police because it was very traumatic and I was covered in the victim’s blood from head to toe.
“It still hasn’t arrived though – at that moment it didn’t feel like it was me. I didn’t sleep all night and was supposed to be at church in the morning because I’m getting married next year, but I didn’t feel like I could attend.”
As a mother of a boy and a girl, she said she was worried about letting them go to play because of violent incidents in the city.
She said: “That’s someone’s son and these days some people don’t care what the impact of their actions might be. One of my close friends is Corey Dobbe’s cousin who unfortunately wasn’t lucky enough to be rescued when he was attacked.”
Corey’s family is now raising funds to introduce blood testing kits to Hull so resources are available should another tragedy strike.
Chanel said Saturday night’s incident was an example of how important the kits could be in saving lives.
Chanel said: “I’m not going to get that out of my head for a long time. I’m scared it’ll hit me like a ton of bricks when it finally sunk – I can only hope the man is okay and manages to make a full recovery.”
In a statement to Hull Live on Saturday night, Humberside Police said: “Police were called to Beverley Road in Hull just after 5pm today. A man received a wound on his neck after being attacked.”
Police added: “He is believed to have sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“A man has been arrested and remains in custody as we continue our investigation.”
Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said: “I would like to reassure the local community that this is viewed as an isolated incident with no risk to the general public. The area has been cordoned off to allow officers to investigate the crime scene.”
The Mirror have contacted Humberside Police for an updated statement.
Police are asking anyone with information that would assist their investigation to call non-emergency 101 and cite the 402 log from June 25.
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