A KIDDERMINSTER man has admitted wounding after biting off part of a man's ear on Boxing Day, an attack captured on CCTV.

Redd Savage, aged 26, of Heath Drive, Kidderminster, admitted section 20 wounding against Francis Woodhouse when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday.

The incident happened at the Horn and Trumpet pub in Bewdley on December 26 last year with CCTV footage showing a struggle by the pool table in which a number of people were involved.

It was during this struggle that the helical rim of the victim's ear was torn away by Savage.

Niall Skinner, for Savage, said his client's previous character was 'impeccable' and that he was in full time employment, working 'all over the world'.

He added: "He's taken the brave and no doubt the right decision to plead guilty to the charge at this early stage."

Judge Nicolas Cartwright said: "The evidence against him was very strong, if not overwhelming."

Amanda O'Mara, prosecuting, said she understood the victim had made a good recovery based on a doctor's report.

The judge decided to adjourn sentence until a pre-sentence report had been prepared by the probation service.

Savage had been on unconditional bail and the judge added a single condition - that he co-operate with the probation service in the preparation of the report.

The judge said it would be helpful if, in the meantime, an up-to-date photograph of the injury was produced to indicate the level of recovery.

He said: "I'm not saying there must be one. But it would be helpful."

The sentencing hearing is due to take place at Worcester Crown Court on July 16.

The judge added that the adjournment for the report was no indication or promise as to what the sentence would be.

"You will be given credit for your plea of guilty" he told Savage.