A GOOD Samaritan had his ear bitten off by a drunk teenager after he asked her and her boyfriend to “calm down”.
The cartilage was so badly damaged that doctors were unable to repair Alastair Brown’s ear following the attack.
“Menace of Gloucester” Kiaya Martin was jailed for four-and-a-half years after the bite, which has left her victim traumatised.
Gloucester Crown Court heard the 19-year-old woman was drunk and had been sniffing butane gas on December 2, last year.
Prosecutor Mark Hollier said Martin was outside her Worcester Street home with her homeless boyfriend Matthew Pettit.
He said: “It was plain they were drunk and she had been sniffing gas, which she was addicted too.
“They were incredibly noisy, shouting at each other, effing and blinding and falling down – generally causing a ruckus and disturbance.
“Mr Brown lives just round the corner and went to the chip shop. He became aware of the antics and so he walked across asking them to calm down and go steady.
“He took hold off Mr Pettit and he was so drunk he fell down. Mr Brown thought there was a scuffle and they fell on top of each other.
“She jumped on the back of Mr Brown and bit off his left ear, tearing off the cartilage.”
He told the court the police had already been called prior to the attack on Mr Brown and they arrived shortly after to find him and Martin both covered in blood.
Mr Hollier added Mr Brown had a port wine stain on his face, which had taken him a long time to overcome and so the new disfigurement had a psychological affect.
The court heard police had been called to incidents between Martin and Mr Pettit on 47 occasions between February 13, last year and her arrest in December.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC questioned the cost of that.
Mr Hollier replied: “It is practically once a week, for a year. They have been a menace on the streets of Gloucester.”
Defending Joe Maloney said: “The defence would whole heartedly agree Mr Brown was a Good Samaritan.
“In his statement he said he would like her to get the help she needs. It is a very very generous and even-handed observation.
“The remorse she has shown has been genuine.
“She has been in and out of the care system for most of her life.
“She is a very bright and articulate young lady, but she does need to be told that she needs to get away from Mr Pettit.”
Martin pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent.
Judge Tabor said her life had gone “dramatically wrong”.
He said: “You have been taking drugs, sniffing lighter fluid and on occasions selling your body.
“Your behaviour was utterly disgraceful.
“You bit his ear off, which demonstrates just how out of control you were.
“You have had a terrible childhood, that is quite plain, and I can see you have been subjected to pressures and strains that most of us do not have to undergo.
“But now is the time to say ‘I will make a go of my life’.”