Lyubomir Todorov, 43 and Zaprian Lozanov, 61 are best friends but recently they had their friendship tested.

One day the duo were at Lozanov’s apartment just outside the city of Plovdiv, where the two had been getting hammered for most of the day.

Todorov decided to show off his martial arts skill and got out his samurai sword and started waving it around.

Zaprian Lozanov continues the story: ‘He told me he was a martial arts expert – he was whizzing it around his head.

‘I went to try and take it off him before he caused an accident – and then he slashed it in front of me.

‘I thought he’d missed but then I felt a burning pain and collapsed. He’d sliced the sword through my trousers and lopped off my penis.’

The police were summoned and Todorov was taken away and charged. He was given a six-year sentence over the incident. But this is not the end of the story.

Lozanov campaigned for his friend’s release from prison but with a catch.

He wants to get Todorov back into employment in order to raise the cash to pay for a brand, spanking new chopper.

‘People tell me I was noble to get him released but I want him to get a job so he can pay the compensation I am due,’ Mr Lozanov continued.

‘There is nothing I can do to change what has happened – it’s in the past. I just hope now that, by helping him, it will help me.’

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