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Drunk man bites off actor’s ear in hotel room because he was asked to keep quiet

By Mason White 10:54 AM February 19, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A popular actor had his ear bitten off after asking a drunk man to keep quiet, police in the United Kingdom said.

Clive Mantle had a substantial portion of his ear bitten off in a hotel, a court has heard.

Mantle, 56, woke up at 4:30 a.m., after Philip McGilvray, 33, and Alan French, 32, were screaming in the hallway outside his hotel room on the ground floor.

Mantle twice asked the two to keep quiet, and when he decided to go to the Travelodge reception desk to complain, he was thrown to the floor and beaten.

At some point during the attack, one of the suspects bit off the actor’s ear. The two suspects fled from the scene before police arrived.

The two men tried to book a room at a different hotel, but they were unsuccessful and returned to the Travelodge. Police arrested them at the scene.

The suspects told the court that they were attacked by Mantle and they were defending themselves.

The suspects stayed at the hotel to visit family.