Man’s ear ‘chewed off’ in bus stop attack

A MAN has been charged after allegedly biting off part of another man’s ear at a bus stop in Sydney.

The victim, 25, was waiting for a bus on Clarence Street in the CBD just before 11pm last night when he was allegedly assaulted from behind by a 24-year-old man known to him.

Police said the 24-year-old then allegedly began chewing the older man’s ear, before biting part of it off.


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A significant portion of the man’s ear became detached, police said.

A short altercation followed, before the 24-year-old man stole the older man’s wallet and fled the scene.

The 25-year-old was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.

Police established a crime scene and, following investigations, arrested the 24-year-old man during a vehicle stop on Adams Street in Frenches Forest about 2am on Thursday.

The man was taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent and larceny.

He was remanded in custody overnight and was due to appear in Manly Local Court today.

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You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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