The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a man accused of biting off half a clubber’s ear.

Gary Maguire, of Clifford Road, Blackpool, denies one count of wounding Ryan Knight with intent in Banbury’s Sound Exchange nightclub on March 3 last year. Yesterday afternoon, at Oxford Crown Court, the jury started deliberating but did not reach a verdict by the end of the day and so was sent home. Maguire, 38, is on bail.