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Accountant bit off ex-lover's ear during pub row


By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 6:35 PM on 27th June 2008


article-1029913-01C0B76D00000578-746_233x423.jpg Assault: Louise Croxson, 32, bit off part of her ex-boyfriend's ear after he ended their relationship


A spurned accountant, who bit off part of her ex-boyfriend's ear after he ended their 'loving' relationship, was handed a £1,250 court bill today.

Weeks after their sudden parting of the ways, Louise Croxson, 32, spotted analyst Andrew Robbins in a pub amongst a crowd of mutual friends.

London's Southwark Crown Court heard that to begin with everything remained civil until she 'accidentally' spilt beer down his shirt.

An angry exchange of words was followed by the drunken defendant lunging forward and sinking her teeth into one of his ear lobes.

Despite his screams, she refused to let go until her teeth had completely severed it.

She then spat the piece of bloody flesh on to the floor.

Fortunately a barman managed to rescue it and put it into an ice bucket.

Peter Zinner, prosecuting, said there was a relatively happy ending.

Surgeons managed to sew it back on leaving 35-year-old Mr Robbins with a 'fully functional' ear and just 'minor scarring'.

Croxson, of Gillespie Road, Islington, north London, pleaded guilty to one count of wounding him on December 28 last year.

She bowed her head in apparent shame, as Judge John Price: 'It is a sad, sad case.

'What you did was appalling. You bit part of somebody's ear off and had it not been for the skill of the surgeons he could have been permanently disfigured.

'What you did that night, your relationship having broken down, you had far too much to drink and there was an altercation.

'If you do meet him again I hope there will be civility and nothing else.'

He continued: 'You were mentally unstable at the time. You are not a dangerous individual.'

The judge said the most appropriate way of dealing with her was to impose a two-year supervision order, coupled with a 12-month mental health treatment provision.

In addition, she would have to pay her former lover £1,000 compensation and contribute £250 towards prosecution costs.

Peter Zinner, prosecuting, told the court: 'He and the defendant were ex-partners having been in a loving relationship for two years'.

But just weeks before the incident he 'quite suddenly' dumped her.

The pair, both keen athletes, next met at a local 'running club' function at the pub.

'It appears they tolerated each other's presence and managed to engage in group conversation.

'At around 9pm... Miss Croxson, in all probability accidentally, spilt a pint of beer over the complainant.


'Words and remarks were exchanged and then an argument broke out,' he said.

'Suddenly the defendant went for the victim. She leaned over and bit his ear. The piece of flesh was then spat out by the defendant onto the floor.

'Fortunately it was recovered by one of the bar persons, who placed it in an ice bucket and kept it fresh.

'Although there is minor scarring...the ear remains intact and is fully functional,' he added.

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