Bit­ten-off ear hid­den in van

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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.

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