A FATHER who admitted to biting off another man's finger at a children's nativity play has been told a jail sentence is "almost inevitable".
Lee Wilkinson (40) launched his bloody attack on Michael Dent last December at Harton Primary School, South Shields, South Tyneside, following a feud between the men.
The offshore worker, of Fulwell Avenue, pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to unlawful wounding and a separate public order offence in relation to a run-in last Christmas Eve.
He will be sentenced on January 25 and was granted bail.
Judge Simon Hickey said: "Custody is almost inevitable."
Mr Dent was not in court for the brief hearing.
Mr Dent said he lost the tip of the little finger on his left hand.