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Man and woman charged after man’s ear partially bitten off

Two parties punched, kicked and bit a male victim before police broke up the fight. Photo: FILE
Two parties punched, kicked and bit a male victim before police broke up the fight. Photo: FILE FILE

Sunday 9.32pm: A MAN and woman have been arrested following an alleged assault of another man where he ear was partially bitten off in Byron Bay early this morning.

About 12.30am (Sunday 8 October 8), the man and woman were walking along Jonson Street when they became involved in an altercation with a 26-year-old man known to the pair.

Police allege the man and woman commenced to assault the man by kicking and punching him to the head and body. It is further alleged the man's ear was partially bitten off during the attack.

Patrolling police noticed the assault and immediately intervened arresting the man and woman.

The injured man was treated at the scene before being taken to Byron Bay Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The 33-year-old man was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm in company and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was refused bail to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on October 9.

The 30-year-old woman was charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She was granted conditional bail to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on October 19.

 

Sunday 9.54am: A 26-YEAR-OLD male was taken to hospital for treatment after a chunk of his ear was bitten off in a brawl.

At about 12.30am this morning, police drove across three people fighting in Jonson St Byron Bay.

A male and female were found to have assaulted the male known to them by punching him numerous times before the male bit a chunk of the victim's ear off.

The female kicked the victim while he was on the ground.

Police broke up the fight and arrested both the male and female.

The female - aged 30 - has been charged and bailed to appear before the Byron Bay Local Court on October 19.

The male is currently in custody awaiting interview and charging.

Topics:  assault byron bay northern rivers crime tweed/byron lac



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