North East Wales

Prestatyn pub eyebrow biter jailed for six years

Simon Andrew Morris Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Simon Morris, from Prestatyn, had not been in any trouble before

A man who bit off another man's eyebrow in a pub has been jailed for six years.

Simon Andrew Morris, 31, attacked Aled Wyn Jones at The Cross Foxes in Prestatyn, Denbighshire last December.

Mold Crown Court heard the pain suffered by Mr Jones had been "excruciating" and he was left scarred.

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Morris who was convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm: "In drink, you lost your temper and attacked an innocent man."

The court heard the victim had been in the pub with friends at around 23:45 GMT on 9 December when he was thrown to the floor in an unprovoked attack by Morris who bit his cheek.

Mr Jones was able to push him off but Morris then bit his left eyebrow.

In a statement, Mr Jones told the court: "I remember him pulling at my skin and feeling my eyebrow come off in his mouth."

Medics were able to stitch his eyebrow back on, but it had since become detached and he now requires further treatment.

Judge Rowlands said losing temper in drink was "all too common nowadays" but what was not common was the way Morris attacked Mr Jones.

Defence barrister Simon Killeen said his client, who had never been in trouble before, had lost his good name and appreciated he faced a substantial sentence.

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