A MAN has been locked up for four years for biting off a boy’s ear.
Keiran John Roberts, 18, had earlier pleaded guilty to wounding the boy with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
It followed an incident in the Milford Street area of Mold on Saturday, October 26, when Roberts grabbed the schoolboy and bit his ear off.
Judge Dafydd Hughes, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said it was a nasty and unpleasant offence when on his own admission Roberts was drunk.
The attack, the judge said, was totally unprovoked and “for no good reason”.
He had to spend five days in hospital and his ear would have to be reconstructed.
“Not only has this affected him psychologically, but caused him constant pain,” the judge said.
Roberts had shown remorse immediately and had pleaded guilty.
Prosecutor David Mainstone told how the young victim was with friends, including females.
One of the young females mentioned to the defendant the victim had touched her.
The defendant walked up to the victim, approaching him from behind.
“He grabbed him by the back of the neck and immediately bit his ear,” he said.
“When he released his grip he had a piece of his ear in his mouth.
“He spat a piece of flesh on to the floor.”
The victim turned and asked him what he had done? But the defendant just walked off.
He attended hospital where he said the defendant had bitten his ear off.
Roberts had given a no comment police interview.
He had three previous convictions for assault.
Roberts, of Church Street, Connah’s Quay, was said by Myles Wilson, defending, to be full of remorse for what he had done.
He had made immediate admissions and deserved credit for his brave and early guilty plea.
An order was made under The Children and Young Persons’ Act for the complainant not to be publicly identified.