Horror as teen’s ear is bitten off

Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear
Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's ear

A TEENAGE student had a large chunk of his ear bitten off in a fight outside a St Helens College campus.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, suffered the horror injury in an ugly flashpoint outside St Helens College’s Waterside technology campus, Pocket Nook Street, at about 9am on Wednesday (March 7).

Following scenes reminiscent of the infamous Mike Tyson attack on fellow heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield, the St Helens youngster was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

Police have since confirmed that a 16-year-old boy from Rainhill has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to St Helens College at about 9am on Wednesday, March 7 to a report of an altercation.

“On arrival officers found a 17-year-old youth with an injury to his ear. He was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

“A 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed pending further inquiries.

“An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

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