Five men arrested over Warwick ear biting attack

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Five men have been arrested in connection with an attack in a Warwick restaurant on Boxing Day in which the victim had part of his ear bitten off.

A 42 year-old man, a 43 year-old man, a 45 year-old man, a 45 year-old man and a 46 year-old man, all from Warwick were arrested yesterday (Wednesday 30 December) on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and wounding with intent. They are all currently on bail until 4 February 2016.

It follows the assault which happened at around 11pm on Saturday December 26 at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, where a man had part of his ear bitten off. A disagreement began between two groups of men in the restaurant, which resulted in a physical altercation.

Detective Inspector Jon Belcher said: “This man has been left with life-changing injuries, in what was a savage and unprovoked attack. We are keen to hear from anyone near the restaurant or in Market Square who can help our investigation in any way.”

Anyone with any information who has not yet come forward, is asked to contact DC 854 Karen Rook on 101 quoting incident 333 of 26 December or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers UK