DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man was bitten at a Colchester takeaway.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was in Southern Fried Chicken, St Botolph's Street, at about 3am on Thursday, February 13.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "He was bitten on the left side of his face near his jawline by another man, sustaining an open wound which required hospital treatment."

A 30-year-old man from Darlington was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and released on bail pending further enquiries until Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Andrea Ford at Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.