Man has part of ear bitten off in attack

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A MAN had the lower part of his ear bitten off after an attack in Hetton.

The 24-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment after the assault, which happened just before 5.10am yesterday, at an address in Cragdale Gardens. Acting Detective Sergeant Nick Lawrance, from Northumbria Police’s Major Crime Team, said: “We are carrying out enquiries to trace the person responsible for this attack, who is believed to be known to the victim. I’d ask anyone who spotted him entering the address or knows the person responsible and his whereabouts, to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.