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Man arrested after shop owner’s ear bitten off

November 25, 2021
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A man has been arrested after a fight led to the shop owner’s ear being partially bitten off.

The fight began inside the shop after a worker was punched to the face but then spilled out into the street.

Officers then received a number of calls from members of the public about the fight in Wiverton Road, Forest Fields, at around 4.40pm yesterday (24 November).

After arriving at the scene police found three men fighting - one armed with a baseball bat.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of racially aggravated assault, threats to kill and grievous bodily harm.

He remains in custody as enquires continue.

Detective Sergeant Louise Bradford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a violent incident which took place in a residential street in front of many members of the public.

“The victim had to be taken to hospital after reportedly having part of his ear bitten off during the altercation but his injuries are not thought to be life-altering or life-threatening.

“We are thoroughly investigating what happened and due to the quick work from officers were able to arrest the suspect at the scene and he remains in custody as our enquires continue.

“This was an alarming incident for those who witnessed it but I would like to reassure the public that we are investigating and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward as it may help with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information or CCTV footage is urged to contact 101, quoting incident number 502 of 24 November 2021.

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