Man has part of ear bitten off

Wiltshire Police have renewed their appeal for information after a serious assault took place outside the Currys store in Regent Street, Swindon.

In particular, officers are keen to identify and speak to the man and woman pictured in the attached CCTV images in connection with this incident.

The assault took place between 1 and 1.20am on Saturday 15th January 2011 after a 25 year old local man started a conversation with a group of three men and one woman.

Ear bitting WiltshireAn altercation then ensued resulting in the victim and one of the men from the group physically fighting on the ground, during which time the victim had part of his right ear bitten off.

The offender is described as white, aged between 27 and 35 and approximately 5’9” tall. He was wearing a black, tight fitting jacket and dark coloured trousers.

The remaining three members of the group are described as white. One of the men was wearing a blue coloured hoodie whilst the other man had on a grey coloured hoodie.

The woman was wearing a black skirt and an orange/beige coloured top and was carrying a handbag.

Ear bitting WiltshireDetective Constable Matt Salmon said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and either witnessed the assault or saw this group of people on the evening of Friday 14th January or in the early hours of Saturday morning.

"I would also like to hear from the two people pictured or anyone who knows who they are, as they may have vital information that could help me in my inquiries.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DC Salmon at Gablecross Police Station on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information may be left anonymously if preferred.