A 28-year-old Croydon resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, after he bit off part of his victim’s ear, permanently disfiguring him.
David Kenny, of New Addington was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent, at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday May 20, after committing the “extremely violent act”.
Detective Constable Brad Stow, of the Metropolitan Police said: “Kenny is a dangerous man who has committed an extremely violent act. With the support of the victim and witness in this case we were able to disprove his defence and assure that Kenny received the considerable custodial sentence he deserves.”
Kenny attacked his ex-partner’s boyfriend at around 6.30 am on November 3, 2013. Police were called to an address at Percy Road after there were reports of a man entering the property.
Upon arriving, officers found the 26-year-old male victim in the living room holding on to his ear. The victim confirmed that he had been assaulted by his partner’s ex-boyfriend.
The victim’s girlfriend attempted to save the part of the ear that had been bitten off by placing it in the freezer until the emergency services arrived.
Sadly, after the victim was taken to hospital, where he received surgery to reconstruct the ear, it was found that it was not possible to reattach the torn off ear.
Kenny fled the scene but later handed himself in.