The road rage row that turned a Rochdale street into a battleground as mob set upon teenage tree surgeon... he had his hand severed by axe.
Excerpt: A teenage tree surgeon had his hand chopped off with an axe in an 'appalling' attack carried out by an armed mob sparked by a road rage row in Rochdale, a court heard. The victim, then aged just 18, was one of four workmates set upon on Church Road, Newbold, on the afternoon of October 17, 2017 by a gang of up to 20 men. They had been summoned by Habibur Rahman, 27, who called the victims 'white b******s' who were in his 'country', Minshull Street Crown Court heard. One of the mob, Mohammed Awais Sajid, known as 'Skinny', came armed with an axe. Others were carrying knives, machetes, a clawhammer and a knuckleduster.