Investigation under way after man has ear bitten off during Omagh altercation

A man has been arrested after another man had his ear bitten off in an altercation in Co Tyrone.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the assault in Omagh on Saturday night.

The PSNI said the incident was reported at about 8pm.

“Some form of altercation took place in the Bridge Street area of the town which ended with a 48-year- old male having part of his ear bitten off,” the PSNI said.

A man, aged 33, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson asked anyone who witnessed the altercation or who has any information which could assist officers with their inquiries to contact police in Omagh on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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