Axe-wielding robbers threatened to hack off the fingers of staff during a robbery at a Royal British Legion branch in Greater Manchester. Three masked men entered the Legion, on Turves Road, Cheadle, in the early hours of Tuesday and one of them held an axe to the head of the manager. The offender then threatened to cut off her fingers if she did not co-operate. The trio left with a substantial amount of money, most of which had been raised at recent Poppy fund-raising events. No-one was injured in the incident, although the manager and two other women staff were left upset and shaken by their ordeal, said police. Full Report : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6968146.stm May those responsible contract some suitably painful condition that gives them a long painfull lingering end.