A man had part of his ear bitten off when he was attacked on a night out in Wellington, detectives said today.
The victim was in the town centre when he was attacked by a gang of up to five Asian men on Saturday between 2.30am and 3am.
He managed to make his way to the town's Princess Royal Hospital before the police were called.
The victim is today being treated at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
Acting Detective Inspector Billy Scott, of Telford CID, said the man had also been attacked, along with a friend, by the same group of men after they had left the Station Hotel in Station Approach. Both attacks happened near the pub and the HSBC bank.
Mr Scott said nothing had been said to the two friends when the first attack took place.
He said they would be looking at CCTV footage in their search for clues.
Mr Scott said: "The one friend left the area and the other male remained in that area.
"It would appear he was attacked for a second time.
"On this occasion he had a chunk of his ear bitten off by the same group. He also received a cut above his eye."
Mr Scott appealed for anyone with information or any witnesses to call Telford CID on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.