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Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?

SH Line Producer | 12:16 UK time, Friday, 20 November 2009

At first glance, we thought this headline led to the story of a Sicilian vendetta out of control, but the truth is much more unusual.

A Deaf Asian man claims he was assaulted in his own home by his mother and father in law, and in the ensuing confusion bit his mother in law's thumb so hard that she has required four operations to date.

The court case is still ongoing, but you can read more about it here:

http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/

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