Police were called to Penhill in Wiltshire following reports of a man with a severed ear.
A man in his 30s was found in Aldbourne Close just before 5am on Sunday and was taken to hospital. He is expected to undergo surgery today.
Det Sgt Scott Anger, of Swindon CID, said: "We are at the very early stages of our investigation and are trying to ascertain the exact circumstances which led to this man suffering a severed ear.
"I'm sure that somebody will have information which could help - while we don't know exactly where this incident took place, we believe it was in or near an address in the Aldbourne Close area of Penhill."
Armistice Day services are being held across the region today
The 100th Armistice Day is being marked across the world today - with several services taking place at war memorials across the West.
Ceremonies will be taking place at 11am at places like Bath Abbey churchyard, Royal Victoria Park and the Radstock war memorial.
In Bristol, the annual service to remember rugby players who died in the First World War takes place at the Memorial Gates, and at Castle Park, there's a ceremony to remember the Sikh Soldiers who lost their lives in both World Wars and the Boer War.
A school girl from
Salisbury has been honoured for her generosity to police officers as they manned cordons after the Novichok poisonings.
Margot MacDonald-Dobin, aged eight, chatted and brought refreshments to
officers at Elizabeth Gardens, which was cordoned off after Dawn Sturgess
and Charlie Rowley were exposed to the nerve agent, in June 2018.
Margot has been rewarded with a certificate of
appreciation, by Wiltshire Police.
Overflowing bins are attracting rats and flies say neighbours living near the row of uncollected rubbish waste on Bond Street in Trowbridge.
Locals have called for something to be done to clear up the mess outside flats in the Old Rose’s Bakery on Bond Street, which bin men now refuse to take.
The management company which run the flats on behalf of the landlord has been told to sort out the mess by the council, who this week put its foot down after receiving complaints.
Bin men can refuse to take refuse if bin lids are not properly closed on bin days.
However after not getting collected, the waste situation has been left to get worse and worse.
Brian Francis lives nearby and said: “Wiltshire Council needs to empty the bins and then provide education to the residents so that the problem does not happen again. Instead they are issuing court orders or similar, which the residents don’t understand.
"There is a total lack of understanding and empathy from the council and the rest of the community is suffering as a result due to rats and smells.”
A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “Our contractors cannot safely empty bins which are overflowing.
"We have been working with the management company who own the property and they are arranging for the bins and the bin store to be cleared and are making plans to avoid a similar incident in the future.
"We will continue to work with the management company involved and monitor the situation.”