44 year old Maria Topp, from the UK pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Newcastle Crown Court. The mother-of-four bit Martin Douglas, her partner of five years, during a drunken fight at his home back in February.
45 year old Douglas needed emergency surgery to reattach his genitals after Topp bit them off in the early-morning attack. The badly-injured victim has since recovered in the hospital following the incident.
Douglas, who works as a DJ, called 999 himself after the alleged attack. Paramedics then called police and Topp was arrested.
Douglas, whose arm was also injured, spent several days in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, where he received treatment. Topp cannot remember biting her partner, but can recall their fight, and the court accepted that violence had been used by both sides.
Caroline Goodwin, defending, told a previous hearing: “The defendant was on her back with the victim straddling her.”
Douglas was so traumatized by his injuries that emergency services staff struggled to understand him when he dialed 999. He later required 19 stitches!
Tott heads back to court on November 11 for sentencing. Douglas did not appear in court but had been in the building ready to give evidence if needed.
Should she go to jail?