BREAKING NEWS: Ear severed in alleged Horncastle assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager had his ear partially severed in an alleged assault in Horncastle on Saturday night.

A 16-year-old, from Welton, was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with what police described as ‘lacerations to his face.’

The incident took place in South Street, near to the Black Swan public house.

Officers have already spoken to several witnesses and the investigation is ongoing.

It is understood the teenager, who cannot be named because of legal reasons, will require surgery.

*Anyone with information should dial 101, quoting incident number 463 of the 24th.