Man's nose bitten off and left lying on pavement after brawl outside footballer's city centre bar

A MAN's nose was bitten off and left lying on the pavement after a brawl outside a former Rangers star's Glasgow city centre bar.

Witnesses watched on in horror as the victim's nose was bitten off and spat out outside former striker Nacho Novo's NN10 bar.

Pictures show officers setting up a cordon around the nose and putting a protective cover over it while waiting for paramedics after being called to a brawl shortly after 5pm on Saturday evening.

Horrified eye-witnesses said dozens of men had been fighting in the street outside the bar as staff locked the doors to protect those still inside.

One onlooker told the Scottish Daily Record: “I saw the man’s nose bitten off and it is something I would rather not have seen. It was horrible. I ran into the nearby Fake It hair and nail salon to escape because there was nowhere else to go.

“Police came within about 10 minutes and we tried to get the guy’s nose while waiting for an ambulance.

“We had tried to take the nose to keep it safe but the police came and told us nobody could touch it. They said the cordon was to stop people standing on the nose and protecting it until the ambulance got there.

“I had the misfortune of seeing it all happen right in front of me.”

The bar is around 1.5 miles from Rangers' Ibrox Stadium, where Spanish striker Novo, 40, spent a prolific six years between 2004 and 2010.

The incident comes just a week after three men were stabbed during violence between Rangers and Celtic fans in the city.

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A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “A 48-year-old male was taken by ­ambulance to hospital where he was treated for severe facial injuries.

“Police are following a definite line on inquiry.

"Anyone with information should contact us.”

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