A YOUNG student is recovering following a horrific assault during which he had a piece of his ear bitten off.
The incident allegedly occurred at a house party in Cork city centre in the early hours of last Friday morning. Local sources said that the young man, thought to be in his early 20s, got into an argument with other students at the party in the Barrack Street area.
He was rushed to hospital where doctors examined the possibility of reattaching the piece of ear. The injured man is from the Skibbereen area.