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.