A man has received GBP 2,000 in compensation after his ear was bitten off at a petrol station in Scotland.
Christopher Deans had been buying petrol at the Bypass Service Station in East Lothian in September last year.
When he went to pay he realised he did not had enough money so headed back to the car to get some more.
On the way out, he brushed past defendant Wayne Morrison, who then grabbed him, headbutted him and bit into his left ear before paying and driving off.
Staff at the petrol station did their best to try and save the ear by using ice lollies to keep it cool, but plastic surgeons were unable to save it when Mr Deans was eventually taken to hospital.
During a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week, Morrison was ordered to pay Mr Deans compensation and carry out 240 hours of community service.
Sheriff Frank Crowe told Morrison: "Your behaviour is disgraceful. You have disfigured the man and Mr Deans has got to live with that for the rest of his life."
Mr Deans, 24, told the Scotsman he was disappointed with the leniency of Morrison’s punishment.