Mystery Illness Makes Newry Boy’s Right Arm 5 Times Average Size


A ‘heartbroken’ Newry mother has reached out to the community for help in finding a cure for her son’s ‘affliction’ we can reveal.

Claire Bates has said her teenage son Micky has developed a massive right arm in comparison to his normal sized left hand causing her to wonder what could be wrong.


Mrs Bates told Newry Spud:

“It’s just awful, our Micky wont even come out of his bedroom except for something to eat and for his daily supply of hand lotion and toilet paper. We are at a loss as to what could be causing this awful disease. Even his eyesight is starting to get a bit fuzzy. Please help.”