Woman bit lover’s hand in party at­tack

Macclesfield Express - - BARNABY FESTIVAL -

A WOMAN sunk her teeth into her lover’s hand af­ter a party in Poyn­ton turned vi­o­lent.

Joanne El­iz­a­beth Smith, 46, at­tacked him twice af­ter he com­plained about her be­ing too loud and swear­ing too much, a court heard.

Af­ter pok­ing her vic­tim in the eye and slap­ping his face, Smith bit into his hand, pros­e­cu­tors said.

At Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court Smith, of Moor Place, Liver­pool, ad­mit­ted as­sault by beat­ing on June 12.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said Smith was the vic­tim’s ‘oc­ca­sional’ lover as well as his el­derly father’s carer.

She said: “They were at the home of a friend in Poyn­ton.

“Both were drink­ing. How­ever the de­fen­dant be­came louder and louder and was swear­ing a lot. She was asked to stop swear­ing but be­came ar­gu­men­ta­tive.

“The vic­tim tried to calm the de­fen­dant down. She then as­saulted him. She poked him in the eye and slapped him in the face and pushed him of a chair. Wit­nesses tried to re­strain her.

“A driver, picked up the de­fen­dant and com­plainant. As the car drove away she be­gan at­tack­ing [the vic­tim] by slap­ping. She then bit his hand.”

Smith will be sen­tenced on July 12.

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