May 23 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A MAN had part of his ear bitten off during an assault in Colchester.
The incident happened at 2.50am today near a taxi rank in High Street, and saw the victim, a 20-year-old man from the Ipswich area, injured.
He was taken to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, where his severed ear lobe was sewn back on during an emergency operation.
Investigating officer DC Peter Gartland said: “Local security and taxi staff assisted the victim and one of them found the severed section of ear nearby.
“Their prompt assistance meant that the victim could have immediate surgery. The victim is still in hospital and is likely to require further cosmetic surgery on the ear.
“There were many people in the area at the time and we want to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information about events leading to the assault.”
An 18-year-old man from Kelvedon was arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody today.