Ireland 'Dublin has always been racist' - father had ear bitten off in horrifying attack

12:57  13 october  2017
12:57  13 october  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

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A CZECH MAN who was admitted to A&E after he had his ear bitten off in Dublin has described being caught in a racist attack . Milan Hosek featured on RTÉ2′s new show Trauma, which looks into the world of trauma and medical emergency in Ireland.

Shop owner Milan Hosek, who had his part of his ear bitten off during a racist attack on a Dublin street, is among those featured in new RTÉ2 documentary Trauma tonight. One man then urged his companion to “ bite ” Milan’s ear off and they attacked him.

Dr Sinead McArdle with Milan Dr Sinead McArdle with Milan A father has told how he had part of his ear bitten off by men shouting racist slurs in a horrifying attack.

Milan Hosek was assaulted just 20 days after his wife Joanna was beaten up by men in broad daylight outside of their house while she was with their young child.

Joanna was assaulted on June 24 and Milan was hospitalised less than three weeks later following the incident in Dublin city centre, she claims that the capital "has always been racist."

Their story was featured in the first episode of RTÉ2’s new four-part documentary series Trauma last night, which follows the work of our medical emergency personnel.

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Shop owner Milan Hosek, who had his part of his ear bitten off during a racist attack on a Dublin street, is among those featured in new RTÉ2 documentary Trauma tonight. Father -of-three Milan goes to Mater Hospital’s A&E department carrying the severed part of his ear in the hope that surgeons

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Milan, who moved here from the Czech Republic in 2003, said: "They started saying insults like, 'f*****g foreigners in our country', stuff like that.

"One of the guys turned to the other and said, 'Bite him, bite his ear off.'

"It makes no sense."

He said that it happened just weeks after his wife was attacked by men outside of their house.

Milan, who owns a bike shop, said: "She asked them to move and they started being lewd and aggressive.

"When she was coming back she got smashed against the wall and beaten up with their fists, she was able to protect the baby but not herself."

Joanna said that she was understandably shaken after the incident and feels that racism is rife in Dublin.

Mum-of-three Joanna said: "Living in Dublin has always been racist, I was really afraid, I don't want to even go out with my kids, I haven't been going to the playground.

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"I have been really scared, this happened during the day, not at night, I was really frightened.

"After only a short time he (Milan) was attacked also."

She added: "I thought it would be impossible to bite off a human ear, when you think about it who could even do that? It's disgusting."

Both of Milan's attackers fled on foot after he claims they told him that they know where he lives.

He managed to recover the severed part of the ear and underwent surgery in the Mater Hospital to have it reattached.

Dr Sinead McArdle, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Mater, said: “To remove a part of someone’s body and the force required to take the whole pin of an ear would be unusual.”

  • Trauma airs at 9.30pm on Thursdays on RTE Two, the first episode is available to watch now on RTE Player

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