SYDNEY (BBC): An Australian man has received medical treatment to remove a large cockroach that had burrowed into his ear. Local media reported that the 2cm pest caused agonising pain for Hendrik Helmer, and defied his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner. It was finally killed by doctors at a hospital in the northern city of Darwin and removed using forceps. “They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear,” he told ABC News. Mr Helmer awoke on Wednesday morning to a sharp pain in his right ear.