On Sunday emergency services were called to a horrifying incident in a branch of Wilko (formerly Wilkinsons) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Local paper the Starreported that a man entered the store, picked up some bolt cutters, and severed one of his toes from his foot.
They report that he then ate the toe.
According to a statement given to indy100, the emergency services were called to the city centre shop at 11.10am and took a man with injuries to his foot to hospital, where he remains.
An unnamed eye witness told the Star:
A man went into Wilkinson's Haymarket, went upstairs to the electrical aisle, picked up some bolt cutters, chopped his big toe off and stood eating it
In a statement South Yorkshire Police stated they believe the man acted alone.
There are not believed to be any other parties involved and the incident is not being investigated as a crime.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police declined to comment further on the manner in which the man's foot was injured.
Wilko confirmed that an incident involving 'self-injury' occurred at their store. A spokesperson for Wilko said:
We thank our team members for their prompt action in dealing with a difficult situation and we have offered them support where needed. The area was cordoned off to safeguard our customers in the store and the police gave help and advice. The area affected has been thoroughly cleaned and we are trading normally again