Teenager has ‘part of each ear’ bitten off in horror Antrim assault

A TEENAGER had a “part of each ear” bitten off in a horror assault last night.

The incident happened at a licensed premises on High Street in Antrim at around 12.10am.

The PSNI are investigating the assault


The PSNI are investigating the assaultCredit: PA:Press Association

The man was rushed to hospital for treatment and no arrests have been made so far.

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses or anyone with video footage to contact them.

A spokesperson said: “Detectives are appealing for information following an assault at a licensed premises in the High Street area of Antrim, shortly before 12.10am this morning, Sunday 12th May.

“During the incident, a man, aged in his late teens, had part of each ear bitten off and attended hospital for treatment to his injuries.


“Enquiries remain ongoing and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or has mobile phone footage. The number to call is 101 quoting reference 21 of 12/05/24.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Last week in Antrim, a man was left with “potentially life-changing injuries” after being nailed to a fence.

The attack happened in the Bushmills area in the early hours of May 5.

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The man, aged in his 20s, was discovered with a nail through each hand.

He also had injuries to his nose and is being treated in hospital where his condition is described as not life-threatening.

Two vans including one belonging to the injured man were found on fire in a public car park near Dundarave Park.

Firefighters were called to the scene and extinguished the fires but the motors were badly damaged.

The victim is believed to be from the Carrickfergus area of Antrim.

Fire crews had to use saws to free him from the fence.

The PSNI has said graffiti found on a nearby gable wall of public toilets is being linked to the assault and arson.

Detective Inspector Lyttle said: “This was a sinister attack which has left this man with potentially life-changing injuries.

“Everyone has the right to live their life free from the threat of violence and this brutal attack by people who violate the human rights of others must be universally condemned.

“We live in a democratic society where there is no justification for this.

“Those responsible brutalise their own communities and control others through intimidation and violence.

“This happened in a residential area with a number of holiday lets which would be busy during this bank holiday weekend and we are asking anyone who noticed anything or who may have dashcam footage to contact us urgently on 101 or confidently to Crimestoppers.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information, including dash-cam or other footage, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 13 of 05/05/24.”

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