Manchester

Wigan woman has ear bitten off stopping pub brawl

A 26-year-old woman had part of her ear bitten off by another woman after trying to break up a pub fight in Greater Manchester, police have said.

She was pulled to the floor trying to intervene in a melee between two groups of men at the Hare and Hounds, Golborne Road, Wigan, at 00:50 GMT.

The victim was taken to hospital where she underwent surgery on her ear.

A 35-year-old woman from Wigan has been arrested by police on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Det Ch Insp Howard Millington, of Wigan CID, said: "This was a shocking attack on a woman who was simply trying to break up a fight.

"She has been undergoing surgery on the ear but she is going to be scarred for life."

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