Mr Dell’s dad pictured with a friend at The Wolf’s Lair in 1941

A 54-year-old Whitechapel man has told The Whelk that a recent search on a genealogy site has revealed that his late father was a brutal torturer in the feared Nazi secret police, the Gestapo.

Speaking to a Whelk reporter yesterday, Toby Dell, a forklift truck driver from Bucks Row, said: “I recently joined a website that promises to discover your ancestors going right back to the Middle Ages.

“As you can imagine, I was pretty disappointed to find out that my dad was a massive Nazi who tortured people in a dungeon underneath a castle in Bavaria.

“Apparently, he used to administer electric shocks to people’s private parts and wasn’t averse to using mediaeval instruments of torture, including the Iron Maiden and The Rack, to make people confess to being spies or Jewish.

“It’s a real sickener for me as mum always told me he was in The Home Guard during the war”

Dell’s revelations come just two weeks after another family tree-investigator, a 35-year-old woman from Shoreditch, discovered that her grandmother was the notorious, Beast Of Belsen.