10 years for thug who bit off bloke’s ear in pub

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A DRUNKEN thug was jailed for 10 years on Tues­day for bit­ing off a man’s ear in a pub.

Marc Jenk­ins, 24, lost his tem­per when an­other drinker ac­ci­den­tally stood on his foot as they queued up at the bar.

A court heard that by mis­take he picked on by-stander Ian Min­ton who was out hav­ing a pint with friends.

Pros­e­cu­tor John Pugh said: “He wres­tled him to the floor and an off-duty of­fi­cer saw him put his mouth to the side of Mr Min­ton’s head.

“When he got up he was hold­ing his ear and blood was drip­ping on his shirt.”

Oth­ers drinkers picked up the piece of ear and packed it in ice but doc­tors where un­able to reat­tach it.

Fa­ther-of-one Jenk­ins, of Bed­dau, Pon­typridd, South Wales, ad­mit­ted wound­ing with in­tent and was jailed for 10 years.

Judge Stephen Hop­kins told him: “This is an ap­palling and bar­baric as­sault. The public needs to be pro­tected from you.

“You used your teeth to dis­fig­ure a com­pletely in­no­cent man.”

Cardiff Crown Court heard the at­tack was “life chang­ing” for Mr Min­ton who was now too self-con­scious to go out in public.

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