The University has denied claims, reported by The Stand, that the man who bit another’s ear off at Oktoberfest last year was a student.
Niall Scott, the University’s director of corporate communications, said: “We have no record of the person named in the report ever being a student at St Andrews.”
The Stand – affiliated with The Tab network – reported Emanuele Ferrero de Gubernatis Ventimiglia as being an Italian “student of the University of St Andrews”.
As he left the charity event, Mr Ventimiglia became involved in a fight with Jamie Barr, biting his ear off. He was acquitted of the charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court earlier this week.