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Tuesday 26 April: Ear bitten off, Gallagher to write City song and police watchdog investigates crash

Published on April 26th 2011.

City news in 250 words

EAR CHEWED OFF THEN SPAT OUT: A 53-year-old man was attacked in the Morning Star pub, Thomas Street, Radcliffe at 10.30pm on Tuesday. A man approached the victim and bit part of his ear off and spat it out onto the floor before leaving the pub. Detective Constable Martin Brown from Bury CID said: “This was a horrific assault that has left the victim disfigured and in a lot of pain. Someone in the pub knows who this man is and I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.”

NOEL GALLAGHER TO PEN CITY ANTHEM? The Oasis singer and Manchester City fan is rumoured to be the first choice for a celebratory single, after the club defeated Manchester United and made it to the FA Cup Final against Stoke City. Gallagher said: “Someone called me from the club and asked if they could bounce a few ideas off me. If they asked seriously I don’t know. Let’s wait till they ask.”

RICKY HATTON FAKE FACEBOOK: Boxer, Ricky Hatton has ordered lawyers to remove bogus Facebook pages which depict him making taunts about Manchester United's Munich air crash.The false pages using his name had been set up after City beat United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH: The Independent Police Complaints Commissionhas started an investigation after a driver died shortly after being pursued by police in Windsor Road, Hyde on Monday.The car crashed into a garden wall and the 25-year-old driver died at the scene, police confirmed.

This week in 1860: six keepers of betting-list houses around Thomas Street Manchester were arrested and fined following a police raid.

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