Tyne & Wear

Severed ear piece found in Sunderland after brawl

Derwent Street, Sunderland Image copyright Google
Image caption The discovery is thought to be linked to a fight in Derwent street earlier in the morning

A piece of ear was found in the street after a man had it severed in a brawl in Sunderland, police said.

A man called Sunderland Royal Hospital to say he had found the chunk of flesh just before 07:00 GMT on Sunday.

Officers located a 26-year-old injured man, who was treated in hospital but it was too late for the ear to be reattached.

Police believe it is linked to a fight in Derwent Street at 05:16.

A spokesman for City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust said "The owner did turn up at the hospital but as there was a lapse of more than eight hours it was too late to try to reattach the ear."

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