Stitch in time: Hair-raising find at local barbers

UNEXPECTED FIND: David Graystock with barber Kevin Gavaghan. PIC: Ross Parry

UNEXPECTED FIND: David Graystock with barber Kevin Gavaghan. PIC: Ross Parry

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A man who went for a haircut has revealed how his barber pulled out a stitch that had been in his head – for 52 YEARS.

Dave Graystock, 60, was having his regular trim when barber Kevin Gavaghan found the stitch poking out of his client’s head.

It had been in Dave’s head since he suffered injuries when he was run over by a delivery van in 1961 at the age of eight. The stitch hasn’t been visible for over half-a-century and Dave assumed the tiny lump on his head was scar tissue until barber Kevin spotted the stitch and pulled it clean out. Dave said: “Kevin’s cut my hair for 19 years and has always avoided that area because he felt something. I thought it was scar tissue.

“This time it was sticking out. Kevin said he was sure it was a stitch.

“He pulled it and it came clean out. I didn’t realise at first how it could have got there then I remembered what it was.

“Then I thought ‘hang on, that’s been in my head since 1961.”

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