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Man jailed for biting girlfriend's cheek - despite her pleading with judge to suspend his sentence

A man who bit his girlfriend’s cheek in an argument has been jailed – despite her pleading with the judge to suspend his sentence.

McCarthy was jailed at Shrewsbury Crown Court

Martin McCarthy, 31, from Ashtree Way, Northampton, was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court after admitting one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Judge Anthony Lowe heard that the incident happened in Telford in July of this year.

Kevin Jones, prosecuting, said that McCarthy, from Ashtree Way, Northampton, and the victim had been together for around two weeks when they had gone out to a pub in Telford and argued. The argument had continued later when they returned home, and the following morning, when McCarthy bit his partner on the cheek.

Clive Myrie, mitigating, had asked Judge Lowe to suspend the sentence so that McCarthy could get assistance to prevent a repeat of the behaviour.

He said McCarthy, who had been on remand since the incident, would not get help to deal with his problems while in prison.

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