Drugs-gang slices off man's fingers

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The Independent Online
A man was kidnapped by drugs gangsters and had four fingers sliced off with secateurs-like cutters in a horrific attack in a London street, police revealed yesterday.

The 27-year-old victim, who is Danish and of Sri Lankan origin, was grabbed at gun-point in Bowes Road, Palmers Green, north London, on 1 February and bundled into a car by a five-man gang who believed he was a heroin smuggler.

The victim, who has not been named, was injected in the arm with a substance which numbed his hand. Four fingers on his right hand were cut off before the gang dropped him off back in Bowes Road. He was discovered by his brother and sister and taken to hospital where surgeons sewed back two fingers.