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Ear lobe bitten off in High Street attack
BOUNCERS and taxi drivers searched for part of an ear which had been bitten off during an attack.
The victim's ear lobe was ripped off during the assault near the taxi rank in Colchester High Street.
Taxi drivers and security staff rushed to the assistance of the 20-year-old man and one of them found the severed section of ear nearby.
The ear lobe and the man were both taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
Surgeons sewed the piece of ear back on in an emergency operation.
Today police appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
The attack happened at 2.50am yesterday **sun march 3**.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.