A MAN had part of his ear bitten off during an altercation outside a pub in Crewe on Tuesday, August 7.

Police are appealing for information on the attack, which occurred around 7.15pm outside the Eight Farmer Pub, close to the car park of the Co-op in Parkers Road.

A 28-year-old man lost part of his ear in the assault.

A 23-year-old man from Nantwich has been arrested for a section 20 assault and released on police bail.

Police are seeking further details on the incident.

DC Mike Rushton said: "CCTV showed that there were plenty of people around at the time, especially in the Co-Op car park, watching the altercation.

"In order for us to establish exactly what had taken place, and to progress with our enquiries; we would urge anyone who witnessed this to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 857 of 7 August 2012."

Alternatively, readers can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.