Man has part of ear bitten off in nightclub assault

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A man had part of his ear bitten off in a nightclub assault last weekend.

Police say a 21-year-old man was attacked in Destiny nighclub, Newcastle, on Sunday, and are now appealing for witnesses.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At about 2.40am on Sunday, December 4, a 21-year-old man was attacked on the dance floor of Destiny nightclub in the Cloth Market.

"He was pushed to the floor and had a section of his left ear bitten off during the assault.

"The dance floor of the club was busy at the time of the assault and a number of people will have witnessed the attack.

"Inquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 188 04/12/16."