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Woman’s toe is bitten off at New Year’s Eve party

A woman’s toe was bitten off during a fight at a raucous New Year’s Eve party in Dorchester, police said.

At about 5 a.m. Wednesday, officers received a call from Boston Medical Center reporting an assault and battery. The victim, whose name was not released, was attending a friend’s party when a fight broke out around 3 a.m., said Nicole Grant, Boston police spokeswoman.

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The fight started after a victim approached a girl at the party and asked if she would like to “hook up,” the victim told police, according to Grant. The girl’s boyfriend was reportedly upset at the suggestion, grabbed the victim’s neck, and forcefully pulled her hair back. He eventually released her after she continuously yelled at him to let go.

Shaken, the woman told the host what happened, she told police, but her friend did not believe the story and accused her of ruining the party. The victim told police that the host then assaulted her, punching her until other guests pulled them apart, Grant said.

The victim said she grabbed her belongings and fled the house, but the party host attacked her again outside.

The two women fell to the ground, with the victim on top of her friend, according to her account. They fought until they were separated once more, at which point the host grabbed the victim’s left foot and bit off her left little toe.

Another friend of the victim drove her to Boston Medical Center. There were scratches on both of the victim’s arms, her forehead, and over her neck and chest, Grant said. Detectives are investigating the incident, Grant said.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com.
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