Five people have been arrested over an unprovoked attack in which part of a man's ear was bitten off.
The victim, who has not been named, suffered what police describe as life-changing injuries during the altercation between two groups of men in Warwick on Boxing Day.
A Warwickshire Police spokesman said five local men in their 40s arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of wounding had been bailed until February 4.
Anyone with information about the assault, which happened at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, is urged to contact Detective Constable Karen Rook.
Detectives in Warwick are appealing for witnesses and information after an attack took place which left a 36-year-old man with part of his ear bitten off.
The assault happened at around 11pm yesterday evening at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, Warwick.
A disagreement began between two groups of men in the restaurant, which resulted in the physical altercation.
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.
Presently the description we have of the offenders is that there are four men, two are described as white, in their mid 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of a stocky build. The third man is described as mixed race in his mid 30s and of average build and the fourth man is described as white, aged mid 30s to 40s, 6ft tall and of a large, stocky build.
Anyone with any information 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
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