Bitten-off ear hidden in van
A THUG who bit off his victim’s ear and hid it in a police van has been jailed for seven years.
Lee Clarke was on bail for attacking his partner when he attacked a man in a pub.
Police arrested Clarke after he bit off a section of Neil Lord’s ear.
The 23-year-old kept the section of ear in his mouth while he was being nicked. Cops found it hidden in a toolbox in the back of their police van after arriving back at the police station.
Mr Lord, 46, needed two operations.
Clarke was jailed for seven years at Teesside Crown Court for the attack in Hartlepool on Mr Lord, and also for a sickening assault on his girlfriend last November, punching and kicking her unconscious.
Clarke had admitted GBH and drug charges.