Gateshead woman denies biting off testicles

A mother of four accused of biting off her boyfriend's testicles has denied grievous bodily harm.

Maria Topp, 43, allegedly attacked Martin Douglas at his Newcastle flat at 0400 GMT on 18 February.

He required emergency hospital treatment for his injuries.

Ms Topp, from Aycliffe Place, Wrekenton, Gateshead, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court for a brief hearing on Thursday to deny the charge. She was granted bail.

Her two or three-day trial will be fixed later.

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