A MAN had a chunk of his nose bitten off in an assault at a service station.

The incident happened at around 4.30am on Sunday, December 19 when a 20-year-old man was attacked.

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He had been standing with his friend outside the entrance to the Beaconsfield Services on the M40 westbound.

During the assault, the offender bit a chunk out of his nose.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for information.

A 20-year-old man from Beaconsfield has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has been released under investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Nathan Devlin said: “I am appealing to any witnesses to please come forward.

“It is believed there was a verbal altercation between the victim and his friend and the offender inside the services prior to the assault.

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“If anyone saw or heard anything, or has any footage from the services around the time of the incident then please contact the police. You can call 101 or visit our website, quoting investigation reference 43210571163.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police, you can report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting Crimestoppers online.

“The victim sustained a horrific injury, with a chunk of his nose bitten off. He required an emergency operation and may need further reconstructive surgery.”

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