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Man bites young boy's ear live on air at World Snooker Championship


Police intervene as clip of man ‘biting’ boy’s ear at snooker championship goes viral

Police have stepped in after footage from the World Snooker Championship emerged of a spectator appearing to nibble on a boy’s ear.

Stephen Hendry was speaking during a break at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on Thursday, when a man in the background leaned into a younger boy’s ear and spoke, before seemingly biting him.

The clip went viral online, and the tournament confirmed that it was “now a police matter”.

South Yorkshire Police responded in a statement: “We are aware of the footage and officers will be reviewing the content.”

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