Nose bitten off during fight in Daventry

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A MAN has been given a suspended prison sentence after a fight in Daventry ended with him biting the end of someone’s nose off.

Darren Bird, 36, got involved in an argument with another drinker inside the Dun Cow pub in Brook Street on October 2 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard on Tuesday that the fight spilled out on to the street. Bird was then captured fighting in the street by the town centre CCTV cameras.

The victim suffered a serious wound to his nose when Bird bit off the tip which required hospital treatment.

Bird, of Countess Road, Spencer, Northampton, pleaded guilty to inflciting actual bodily harm and acted in excess of what could be considered as self-defence.

Judge Lynn Tayton QC sentenced him to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work and a year’s probation supervision.

He must also attend 10 days of an alcohol specified activity treatment requirement.

Kevin Barry, defending, showed Judge Tayton the CCTV footage from within the pub and said it had been the victim who was initially the aggressor.