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CCTV images released in a bid to trace severed thumb kidnap victim

PUBLISHED: 13:54 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:50 05 October 2010

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ONE month after the kidnapping of Whitechapel kebab shop worker Mahmood Ahmad, whose severed thumb was found in Ilford, police are renewing appeals for information by releasing new CCTV footage.

Shortly after the CCTV was captured in the early hours of Ma

ONE month after the kidnapping of Whitechapel kebab shop worker Mahmood Ahmad, whose severed thumb was found in Ilford, police are renewing appeals for information by releasing new CCTV footage.

Shortly after the CCTV was captured in the early hours of March 7, it is believed Mahmood was kidnapped from outside his home on Radlett Road, Watford.

His dismembered thumb was found three days later offices in Ilford area.

The CCTV image shows Mahmood's car just before 1am on March 7 on its journey back to Watford.

The car is a black Citroen C2 registration number MW08 XSN and is captured on Pitfield Street, Hoxton travelling from Old Street towards New North Road.

Mahmood had just finished a shift at his place of work, the Lahore Kebab House on Umberston Street in Whitechapel.

Det Chief Insp Mel Burn from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire major crime unit, said: "A month on from when police received the missing persons call about Mahmood from his family, we are renewing our appeal for information.

"We are hoping this fresh footage will jog people's memories about what they may have seen around the time of his disappearance.

"This is a very difficult time for Mahmood's family, to still have no news, and your information could help to finally give them the answers they so desperately need about him.

"If you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, please get in touch. You can do this in confidence via the incident room number 01707 355798 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Five men have been charged in relation to Mahmood's disappearance, and another four men and women have been arrested and released on police bail.

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