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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Man bit off finger at nativity play

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.

Irish Independent

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