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Man has part of ear bitten off in Belfast assault


The Ross Street area in west Belfast

The Ross Street area in west Belfast

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The Ross Street area in west Belfast

Detectives in Belfast are appealing for information after a man had part of his ear bitten off in an attack.

The incident happened in the Ross Street area of Belfast in the early hours of July 18.

The 31-year-old victim was walking along the street at around 2am when he was attacked by a group of four men.

During the assault part of his ear was bitten off and he had a tooth knocked out.

He attended hospital for treatment on his injuries.

The PSNI's Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne has appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Criminal Investigation Branch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference 154 with the date 18/07/2017.

Alternatively, the public can also give information anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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