Golfer ‘bit off man’s finger’ dur­ing fight

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A GOLFER ap­peared in court ac­cused of bit­ing off an­other man’s FINGER dur­ing a fight.

Derek Harkins, 46, pleaded not guilty to charges of as­sault and bat­tery, may­hem and dis­turb­ing the peace over the in­ci­dent.

It hap­pened at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Ply­mouth, Mas­sachusetts.

Harkins (above) re­port­edly got into a fight with the other golfer, 57, and bit off part of his left in­dex finger.

When fire­fight­ers ar­rived, they found the vic­tim ly­ing down by the main en­trance.

His finger had been bit­ten off to his knuckle and the rest was on ice.

He was taken to hospi­tal but doc­tors couldn’t sur­gi­cally reat­tach the finger.

Harkins was re­leased on £7,500 bail and or­dered to stay away from both the vic­tim and al­co­hol.

Af­ter ap­pear­ing in court, Harkins’ lawyer said “things aren’t al­ways as they seem”.

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