A MAN’S ear was severed during an early hours incident in Penhill.

Police said it wasn’t clear how the man, who is in his 30s and is expected to undergo surgery today, was injured.

Det Sgt Scott Anger said: “We are at the very early stages of our investigation and are trying to ascertain the exact circumstances which led to this man suffering a severed ear.

“I’m sure that somebody will have information which could help – while we don’t know exactly where this incident took place, we believe it was in or near an address in the Aldbourne Close area of Penhill.”

Police were called to the area just before 5 am on Sunday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.