CCTV appeal in hunt for ear-bite attacker

CCTV image of man police want to question

CCTV image of man police want to question

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POLICE have released CCTV pictures from a takeaway as they hunt a thug who bit a chunk from a customer’s ear.

Marco Oswald was attacked after he and girlfriend Gemma Vasey called in to Urban Oven Pizza shop in Claypath, Durham City.

The 22-year-old, who works as a buyer for Washington Universal Ceilings, was left with part of his left ear missing in the horrific incident, at about 1.10am on Monday.

The victim, who lives in Chilton, County Durham, was helped by staff at the shop, who dragged him from under his attacker.

He went to hospital and was given a number of stitches and may need reconstructive surgery.

Detectives investigating the incident have released images of a man they would like to speak to as part of their inquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.