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Wife plea to kidnappers of Whitechapel kebab worker to let him go

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:44 05 October 2010

THE wife of a missing restaurant worker whose thumb was found in the street believes her husband has been kidnapped and is pleading his captors release him. Mahmood Ahmad, 41, vanished after working a shift at the Lahore Kebab House at Whitechapel on March 7

THE wife of a missing restaurant worker whose thumb was found in the street believes her husband has been kidnapped and is pleading his captors release him.

Mahmood Ahmad, 41, vanished after working a shift at the Lahore Kebab House at Whitechapel in London’s East End in the early hours of March 7.

Three days later his thumb was found 10 miles away in Ilford.

Detectives are treating the case as a kidnapping, although they have not ruled out murder.

His wife Farah told the BBC: “He’s obviously injured. He urgently needs medical attention and I would just plead for them to just leave him. He would never hurt anybody.”

A man has been charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, harassment and burglary in connection with the incident, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

He is Mohammed Riaz, 33, who has been remanded in custody and appears in court on May 24.

Three other men and a woman were arrested and released on bail.


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