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England fan left with half of left ear ripped off in vicious attack at World Cup match

Sunday, June 29, 2014

An England fan had his ear lobe bitten off by another Three Lions supporter in a brawl after the national side were defeated by Uruguay last week.


The victim, believed to be England fan Robert Farquharson, was left with blood pouring down his neck after being attacked in the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo.

England players were still ­consoling each other on the pitch when violent scuffles broke out in block 614, behind England's goal, ­following the final whistle.

"In the immediate aftermath, we managed to make contact with the victim and offered advice and support," read a statement attributed to the Association of Chief Police Officers.

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

"During the course of our pursuit of the assailant, we located and interviewed several witnesses.

"They were very helpful in giving their version of events, but, unfortunately they were unable to give us a name for the alleged attacker."

British police travelled to the city of Belo Horizonte for England's final match against Costa Rica to act on any evidence they had been given by witnesses. So far, no arrests have been made.

The Mirror have video of the incident and aftermath, which contains strong language and the kind of visual unpleasantness you might expect of this situation.

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