[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 11 September 2006, 14:22 GMT 15:22 UK
Woman's arm severed in murder bid
M8
The woman was found on the westbound M8 near this junction
A young woman's arm has been severed after she was thrown from a car by a man who had picked her up in Glasgow.

The 29-year-old was found wandering on the M8, near Paisley, with part of her arm missing on Sunday at 0150 BST.

Her arm was found nearby and the woman was taken to hospital where attempts to reattach it failed.

Police are treating the incident as attempted murder. The woman was picked up at about midnight in the red light area of the city.

She was found near to Arkleston Cemetery by a passing motorist.

Police took her to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and she was later transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The woman's limb was found in Arkleston Road near to the cemetery and we believe that it was in this area that she was thrown from the car
Det Insp Steven Wilson
Strathclyde Police

Hospital staff described her condition as stable.

Detectives said she got into a dark coloured car with a man in Holm Street at Wellington Street.

They then drove to Arkleston Rd where police believe she was thrown from the car.

Det Insp Steven Wilson said: "We are currently trying to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for the public's help.

"The woman's limb was found in Arkleston Road near to the cemetery and we believe that it was in this area that she was thrown from the car.

"I am anxious to speak to anyone who saw the woman entering the vehicle in Holm Street.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Arkleston Cemetery between 0100 and 0150."

The incident room can be contacted at Johnstone police office on 01505 404015


VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
See more details



RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific