A knight in a medieval battle re-enactment group is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the eye through his visor during a sword fight.
The 23-year-old man was taking part in a jousting tournament in Bochum, Germany, when a freak sword thrust by his opponent in the show went straight through a narrow slit in his helmet.
Police have released pictures of the sword and the helmet as they gathered evidence about the bizarre injury.
Medics say the victim is in a “serious” condition as the sword may have penetrated his brain.
His opponent also needed hospital treatment after he fainted on the spot while wearing heavy armour.
“It was awful. People thought it was part of the show before all the other actors started screaming for help,” said one witness.
by The Punjapit Alliance