Monkey, the face of PG Tips was arrested earlier today after attacking a bin man with a machete.
The popular knitted Monkey was alleged to have severed the municipal worker's left ear in a raged attack. An eyewitness said "I saw the Bin Men out of the window and forgot to put my bin out, i went outside and put it out and saw this monkey come flying towards one of the Bin Men and just hacked his ear off"
The victim has been named as 45 year old Gary Shaver. He is still in hospital after surgeons reattached the ear.
Police are holding Mr Monkey, aged 21, and have yet to make a statement.