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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 October, 2004, 11:03 GMT 12:03 UK
Motorcyclist loses foot in crash
A motorcyclist has had part of his leg amputated after his foot was ripped off in a collision with a car, which drove off with it stuck to the front bumper.

Richard Sholl, 36, was riding his Honda along Yew Tree Drive, Blackburn, on Friday evening when he was in a collision with a grey Volvo estate.

He was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, where his left leg was amputated below the knee.

A 23-year-old has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

"As a result of the collision, Mr Sholl's left foot was severed and became attached to the front bumper of the Volvo," a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

"The driver failed to stop at the scene and drove off, leaving Mr Sholl in the middle of the road.

"The driver then got out of the vehicle, noticed the severed limb, and rang the police."

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