A man in Ireland was forced to eat part of his ear after it was cut off, police have revealed. The victim is recovering from the assault in Co Kildare which happened in the hours of Monday morning.
The man was attacked by a gang in the town of Newbridge where was dragged down a lane and then beaten with a hammer and a metal bar.
He sustained injuries to his head, jaw and leg, as well as losing part of his ear. Garda spokesman John Joe O'Connell appealed for witnesses to come forward.
"Part of this man's ear was cut off and he was actually forced to eat it," O'Connell said. He said investigators were following a definite line of inquiry but appealed for any members of the public with further information to contact Newbridge garda station.