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

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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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