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Man cuts off his hand and sets it on fire

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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A man is recovering in hospital after chopping off his hand and setting it alight. Police and ambulance crews raced to a house after reports that a 44-year-old was going to harm himself with a knife. Officers arrived at the scene in Ogwell, in Devon, kicked over a bin and plucked out the charred remains of the severed limb but it was too badly burnt to be saved. The man is believed to be recovering in Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.

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