Sick Footage Shows UK Mom Climb on Top of Her Friend and Bites Her Ear, Gets 5 Years

Published October 11th, 2018 - 11:00 GMT
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A mum has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after biting off a friend's ear in a kebab shop.

Victoria Burgess, 27, chomped into Jenna Edwards' ear after the pair had a drunken row over money, after beating her to the floor and sitting on top of her.  

In gruesome CCTV footage Ms Edwards can be heard screaming in pain and shouting 'Victoria, get off' as accounts worker Burgess sinks her teeth into her ear.

The 'sickening' footage of the attack shows Burgess plucking the ear from between her teeth as they grapple on the floor of Yummies kebab house in Newport.

Prosecutor Bethan Evans told Newport Crown Court the pair began to argue before Burgess launched the attack.

She said: 'The defendant started screaming at her, something about stealing. The victim's memory is poor but she remember pain in her ear and blood dripping down her arms.

'Her only recollection is of looking down and seeing part of her ear on the floor. She picked it up and threw it back to the ground, horrified at the sight of it.

'The pain was excruciating.'

The court heard the severed ear was put in the fridge at the kebab shop so it could be reattached by surgeons. 

In a victim impact statement, mum-of-two Ms Edwards said: 'I have never felt so scared in my life. I could not stop crying and was sick repeatedly.'

Burgess, of Newport, admitted wounding with intent.

Andrew Kendall, defending, said: 'This is a horrible offence - there is no getting away from that.'

Judge Daniel Williams said: 'The attack was so sudden, brutal and unexpected that the victim has little recollection of it.

'Witnesses described you preventing the victim from escaping your clutches. You sat on top of her and with chilling determination you bit into her ear.

'I've seen the CCTV footage and it is utterly sickening. You even kicked her after you bit her ear off.'

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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