A MAN needed surgery after part of his ear was bitten off in a vicious attack.
The 36-year-old victim was sat in a shelter between the lifeguard station and the Pyramids Centre in Clarence Parade, Southsea, when he was attacked.
The victim challenged a gang of teenagers after one of them threw a stone at him. One of them then punched him and bit the top of his ear off before running off at about 5pm on Friday.
Det Con Dave Anderson said: ‘The victim has had surgery to sew back the piece of the ear that was bitten and is recovering at home.
‘This was an unprovoked attack. We understand one of the group had thrown a stone at the victim and he was challenging their behaviour.
The man offenders are two 17-year-old boys, both 5ft 8in tall. One has blond hair and the other has ginger hair. Call Det Con Anderson at Fratton station on 101.