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Groom Ye Shipei is recovering in hospital after burglars cut off four of his fingers on his wedding night, say police in eastern China.

Ye, 24, was woken by strange noises in the house in Yejia, Zhejiang province, and ran downstairs to find four burglars ransacking the wedding presents.

But when he challenged one, the crook pulled a knife and sliced off all four fingers on Ye's right hand.

"The fingers have been sewn back but only time will tell if they will take," said a police spokesman.

"Weddings are popular targets here because thieves reckon that brides and grooms will be too occupied doing other things to think about security," he added.

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