Police find thumb of kidnap’ victim in East London street
THE severed thumb of a man who could have been kidnapped or murdered has been discovered in the street. Mahmood Ahmad, 41, was last seen in the early hours of March 7 leaving the Lahore Kebab House in Whitechapel where he works
By Keir Mudie
THE severed thumb of a man who could have been kidnapped or murdered has been discovered in the street.
Mahmood Ahmad, 41, was last seen in London’s East End in the early hours of March 7 leaving the Lahore Kebab House at Umberston Street in Whitechapel, where he works.
A passer-by made the gruesome discovery in Ilford, 10 miles away. Forensic tests confirmed the thumb belongs to Mr Ahmad.
You may also want to watch:
Detectives are treating the case as kidnapping, but have not ruled out murder, although there is hope he may still be alive.
“He may well be injured and need medical help,” said Det Chief Ins Melanie Burn. “We are urgently appealing for any information on Mahmood’s whereabouts.”
- 1 Election 2021: Live updates for GLA seat and referendums
- 2 Blaze at Canary Wharf tower block with cladding issue
- 3 Tower Hamlets votes to keep directly-elected mayoral post
- 4 Racist vandalism keyed on cars parked in street on Isle of Dogs
- 5 Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson set to depart
- 6 New Providence Wharf fire: Two in hospital and 42 treated at scene
- 7 Politicians join forces on referendum about Tower Hamlets mayor
- 8 Early front-runners for Leyton Orient managerial vacancy
- 9 Mayor or leader: Your choice on May 6
- 10 New Providence Wharf: The four-year fight to remove 'Grenfell cladding'
A man has been charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, harassment and burglary in connection with the incident, Scotland Yard confirmed today. Mohammed Riaz, 33, has been remanded in custody and appears in court on May 24.
Three other men and a woman are under arrest and being questioned by detectives.