The naked man escaping from what is believed to be an abduction (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)

Police issue update after naked man smashed through 'brothel' window


Two men have been arrested after reports a man was left with 'savage' hand injuries when he smashed through a window of a 'brothel' where he was being held.

According to shocked witnesses, the man ran naked into a shop in Grimsby screaming for help and saying he had been held at the property against his will.

A woman who came to his aid described his hand as being 'savagely' injured, Grimsby Live reports.

The drama unfolded at 4.15pm on Saturday and there was a heavy police presence way into the night.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police were called the scene on Saturday afternoon

It had also been widely speculated the man was carrying his severed hand during the escape but Humberside Police have said this is not the case.

Detective Inspector Rhod Troake of Humberside Police, said: “Following an incident yesterday on Convamore Road in Grimsby, a man was taken to hospital where he was treated for injuries and has since been released.

“We are aware of speculation that the man was carrying a body part, however this is not the case.

“Several lines of enquiry are ongoing to determine the exact circumstances that led to the man’s injuries.
The house where the man escaped

“Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in our custody.

“I want to reassure the community that we believe this to be an isolated incident with no further threat to the public."

One witness said: "I heard a crash and the man was running across the road, screaming for help. He sounded frightened.

"Once he'd got away from the house and knew he was safe, I called the police.

"His hand was badly cut, there was a lot of blood, I tried not to look at it too much."

Witnesses say he claimed that he'd been taken from an address in Cleethorpes earlier yesterday.

Other residents said they heard "a huge smash" as the man threw himself out of the window.

One woman who has lived on the street for over 20 years said: "The man's hand looked like it had been savaged, there were cuts everywhere."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 quoting log 432 of 12 September, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.