Owner of severed diamond-studded ear found on pavement after fight sought by police

A dismembered ear with a diamond stud was left behind on the pavement after it was bitten off in a fight – and if you are squeamish you might want to look away now.

A barman snapped a photo of the bloodied ear containing a diamond stud on the ground before police took it away in a sandwich bag after the incident in Huddersfield at about 9.20pm on Sunday.

Ashley Haigh, 35, a bartender, said the fight, between two groups of men was broken up by bouncers and those involved left the area.

He described the men involved in the fight as “drunk but not aggressive” and said a lot of people had been out in the town all day after watching the boxing. Severed earThat looks pretty painful (@Ashley_Haig/PA)

He said someone told him there was an ear on the floor and he went to take a photograph.

“I thought why hasn’t someone got this?,” he said. “It’s not what you expect to happen.”

Police are urging the owner of the partially severed ear to come forward as they believe he did not seek medical treatment and is thought to have fled the scene.

Two men, aged 37 and 45, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding and are currently in police custody. Police stockAre you the owner of the severed ear? (Joe Giddens/PA)

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The male who we believe was injured in this incident has still not been traced and has not contacted police.”

He added: “We have recovered a partially severed ear, the outer section of it. It still has the diamond stud in it.”


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