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Man bites off teen’s nose during argument

By Mason White 4:53 PM January 5, 2015
Woman’s nose illustration 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly biting off the nose of a teen during an argument, police in the United Kingdom said.

Gateshead Police said that officers were called in the early hours of Saturday morning, on reports of an attack on St. Cuthbert’s Drive.

“Just before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report that a man had a section of his nose bitten off during an assault in Gateshead,” a police spokesperson said.

“The attack is believed to have happened outside on Saint Cuthbert’s Drive,” the spokesperson also said.

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where doctors reattached his nose.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Kieran Lennox was arrested on charges of wounding with intent to cause serious injury.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect and the victim were seen drinking with friends at a nearby pub before the fight broke out.