Update: Kidnapped man’s thumbs cut off

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A man who was taken from his home in Hastings had his thumbs cut off by the kidnappers, police have confirmed.

Two men went to the 36-year-old victim’s home in Earl Street, Hastings, at about 10am on Friday (May 29) and forced him to get into a silver BMW with them.

They then drove him to a field near Salehurst where they attacked him before leaving him and driving away.

The victim walked to a nearby house to raise the alarm and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Sussex Police say it is not clear what the motive was but believe it was a targeted attack.

Anyone who saw the silver BMW in Earl Street or anyone with information is urged to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 426 of 29/05, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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