An English football fan had a piece of his ear bitten off by another England fan at the World Cup in Brazil.
The attack happened during England’s match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on 19 June, and is believed to be racially motivated. British police deployed to the tournament have said.The assault happened during England’s match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo on 19 June, British police deployed to the tournament have said.
Chief Supt Rachel Barber said her officers were made aware during the match “that an incident had taken place which resulted in an England fan having a portion of his ear bitten off by another England fan”.
She added: “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.
“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.”
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