Eritrean migrant who ‘cut off fellow asylum seeker’s eyelids and bit off his ears’ is on trial

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By Gareth Davies In London and Allan Hall In Germany For Mailonline

An Eritrean migrant who is alleged to have cut off a fellow asylum seeker’s eyelids and bit off his ears is said to have told his victim he was planning on eating his flesh.

The unnamed 20-year-old is on trial in Hanau, Hesse, accused of attempted murder and serious assault but may now face further charges of cannibalism after a police officer testified.

Prosecutors told the court the attacker, who was 19 at the time, stabbed his 18-year-old victim in the neck with two knives before biting off his ears, slicing away his eyelids and ramming a pen into his eyes in the frenzied attack in Germany.

Speaking on behalf of the now blind victim, who has since moved to Switzerland, a police officer said the mutilated asylum seeker told him his attacker said he was going to eat him.

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