Glasgow & West Scotland

Ear bitten off in fast food queue

The attack happened at the KFC on Renfield Street in Glasgow
Image caption The attack happened at the KFC on Renfield Street in Glasgow

A man had part of his ear bitten off in a "violent" and "unprovoked" attack by two men in a Glasgow fast food outlet.

Police said the 28-year-old man and his friend were in KFC on Renfield Street when they were confronted by three men and a woman at 23:00 on Friday.

They decided to leave the shop without getting food but were attacked by two of the men as they made their way out.

The victim had the top half of his ear bitten off and was taken to the Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The two men responsible for the attack were last seen in Bath Lane.

One was described as white, about 18, of slim build, with dark hair and wearing a grey tracksuit with yellow writing.

The other was white, about 18 to 20, of slim build and wearing a dark jacket.

He had the name 'Scott' tattooed on the right side of his neck.

Det Con Kieron Frost said: "This would appear to a totally unprovoked attack on the 28-year-old man who had only gone into the shop with his friend to purchase something to eat prior to returning home.

"It was a particularly violent attack which resulted in the victim losing the top half of his ear which will now require surgery."