World Cup - England fan has portion of ear ‘bitten off’ in Brazil

An England fan has had part of his ear bitten off by another England fan in Brazil, according to reports across several media organisations.

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A generic shot of England fans at the World Cup (Reuters)

According to the BBC the fan got into an altercation with another England fan during the England-Uruguay game, which culminated in one fan having a portion of his ear bitten off.

England lost the match 2-1.

British police in Brazil have been made aware of the incident.

Chief Superintendent Rachel Barber said: "We were made aware during the England vs Uruguay match in Sao Paulo that an incident had taken place which resulted in an England fan having a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan.

"In the immediate aftermath, we managed to make contact with the victim and offered advice and support.

"The day after the attack, the victim chose to make a formal complaint to the local police, and they opened an investigation."

The police are yet to make an arrests, as confirmed by Gary Duffy of BBC Brazil.

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