A sci-fi fan in China has had plastic surgery to give himself ears like Star Trek's Mr Spock.

The young man astonished surgeons in Nanjing by telling them he wanted alien-like pointy ears.
He told them he was bored with the shape of his ears and wanted to make them a 'more interesting' shape.

Plastic surgeons tried to talk the man out of the idea but he was adamant and the operation went ahead, the Yangtze Evening News reported.