Man has ear bitten off in Ashington

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Northumberland and had part of his ear bitten off.

The attack happened shortly before midnight on Saturday 16 March when a 19-year-old man was assaulted in an alleyway near to Poundland in Ashington town centre.

Police are particularly keen to speak to a group of men in the area who they believe may have witnessed the assault.

Officers believe that the people involved are known to each other, and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.