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 Ethnic communities not taking up Covid jabs, Tower Hamlets Mayor warns
- 3 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 4 Council fined for Alexia Walenkaki's playground death in Mile End and says sorry to family
- 5 Man sentenced after teenage boy groomed on Snapchat to sell heroin
- 6 Police hunt after stabbing in Cable Street: One man hurt
- 7 Streets around proposed Chinese embassy building could be renamed after persecuted Muslims
- 8 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 9 Police raid cannabis factory near Liverpool Street station: 2 arrests
- 10 No injuries but 20 rescued as firefighters tackle Limehouse blaze
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.