Boggabilla: Teen charged after allegedly bitting ear off man

Media Release

A teenager has been charged after allegedly biting the ear off a man during a fight at Boggabilla in the state’s far north yesterday.

About 4.45am (Saturday 30 April 2016), Police will allege a 17-year-old teen and a 44-year-old man became involved in a fight on Brown Street following an earlier incident.



A large portion of the man’s left ear lobe was bitten off during the fight.

The man returned to a nearby house and was assisted to Goondiwindi Hospital for treatment.

Boggabilla Police were informed of the incident and commenced investigations into the incident.

A short time later, officers attended Merriwa Street and arrested a 17-year-old teen.

He was taken to Boggabilla Police Station and charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent.

The teen was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Sunday 1 May 2016).