A SURGEON saved the hand of a 25-year-old man who was attacked with a metal weapon in a car-jacking in Whiston last night (Sunday).
The motorist's hand was almost severed in an attack by a group of unknown men on East Bawtry Road, Whiston, at around 10.50pm.
The gang made off in his white Mercedes and he was taken to hospital where a surgeon re-attached his hand today, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said.
"The man's hand is attached and the surgeon has been able to save it," she said.
"The officer in charge of the case said he was very lucky."
It was reported that the victim was travelling alone in the white Mercedes when he briefly pulled over close to the junction with Lease Gate Road.
“As he got out of his vehicle, it was reported that he was approached by a group of unknown men and attacked with a metal weapon,” said the police spokeswoman.
“The men, who got out of a dark-coloured vehicle, then left the scene in the victim’s Mercedes."
She added that some of the gang drove off in the victim’s car while some fled in their own vehicle.
An investigation is underway and officers are currently following a number of lines of enquiry including reviewing CCTV and house-to-house visits.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 985 of April 7, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.