Shoplifter bites off Tesco customer’s ear and swallows it, court hears (via Irish Times)

A shoplifter bit off the ear of a Tesco customer who tried to stop him stealing razors, lamb and champagne before swallowing it and saying: “I have HIV”, a court has heard.

When other customers told the victim to go and look for his missing ear in the wake of the attack, he told them: “I can’t. It’s in his stomach”, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard on Friday.

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