Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Don't Try This At Home: Woman Who Bit Off Boyfriends Testicles May Be Jailed

Maria Topp, 44, from Wreckenton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Newcastle Crown Court.
She bit Martin Douglas, her partner of five years, during a drunken brawl at his flat in February.
She was granted bail to be sentenced next month and Recorder Robin Mairs warned her: ''All options are open and that will include locking you up.''
Topp, a mother of four with a blonde bob, bit Mr Douglas's testicles off at his flat in Waterloo Street, Newcastle, during the early hours of February 18.
She cannot remember biting her partner, but can recall their fight, and the court accepted that violence had been used by both sides.
Caroline Goodwin, defending, told a previous hearing: "The defendant was on her back with the victim straddling her."
Mr Douglas was so traumatised by his injuries that emergency services staff struggled to understand him when he dialled 999. The 45-year-old DJ later required 19 stitches to his wound.
Recorder Mairs said: "The two had been in a relationship for five years by the time of this offence.
"There had been difficulties and turbulence in the past.
"They had split up numerous times, getting back together numerous times.
"On the day in question, there is no doubt they were very heavily in drink.

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