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Man jailed for three years for biting college student’s ear off

I have ‘no confidence he can be rehabilitated’ says judge as she hands down sentence

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Jake Smyth (27) was sentenced to three years by Judge Rory McCabe at Castlebar Circuit Court last Friday.

Jake Smyth (27) was sentenced to three years by Judge Rory McCabe at Castlebar Circuit Court last Friday.

Jake Smyth (27) was sentenced to three years by Judge Rory McCabe at Castlebar Circuit Court last Friday.

A man has been jailed for biting off a college student’s ear because he put his arm around the attacker’s girlfriend for a photo.

Jake Smyth, who has 20 previous convictions, was sentenced to three years by Judge Rory McCabe at Castlebar Circuit Court last Friday.

Smyth (27) previously pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm to Stephen Reilly (21) at Bar Square, Garden Street, Ballina, Co Mayo.