Man's ears bitten in serious assault at Murray Bridge

A Murray Bridge man has been charged with a myriad of offences after he allegedly bit off parts of another man’s ears and assaulted police in Murray Bridge.

Just after 8pm on Thursday, September 14, police were called to a crash on Woodlands Road after it was alleged a car had been doing burnouts.

Before police arrived, a 41-year-old man went to check on the driver’s condition after the crash, where he was assaulted.

The victim was allegedly punched numerous times and had the tops of both of his ears bitten off.

The 35-year-old Murray Bridge man was armed with a rock when police arrived, then went on to allegedly kick a police officer.

He was subdued with the use of capsicum spray before being restrained.

The man is currently in custody and being charged with numerous offences including assault causing serious harm, aggravated assault to police, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

He is expected to appear in court later today.

The victim of the assault was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment and to undergo emergency plastic surgery.