Polly and Gary are called to the Parkmead Estate about a burglary at a flat which results in the wife assaulted and taken to St Hughes. The husband came home and discovered the burglar still there. When Polly talks to the husband at the hospital, he is very upset. He tells Polly and Gary what happened when he saw the burglar and says he chopped off 3 of the burglar's fingers when they were in the kitchen. the fingers were put into a jar of gherkins. Alan Woods tries to get the jar put into the canteen fridge but one of the canteen workers threatens to close down the canteen if it goes into the fridge. So he puts them into the fridge in the conference room. Tosh and Jim interview a patient who has lost 3 fingers who claims his fingers were caught in a lorry door.