Kettering man bit victim's nose

He's been given a community order

By Sam Wildman
Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 7:30 am

A Kettering man who bit his victim on the nose in a late-night attack has been told to pay him compensation.

Michael Hughes, 28, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm after the incident last year.

Hughes, of Rothwell Road, was at a house in Corby when he assaulted his victim at about 11pm on May 22.

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Northampton Magistrates' Court.

Police said he bit a man's nose, causing the skin to break and leaving him bleeding, but that the incident left the victim with no lasting injuries.

This week at Northampton Magistrates' Court Hughes appeared for sentencing after pleading guilty to the offence on December 27.

Magistrates sentenced him to a community order with rehabilitation activities and 100 hours of unpaid work.

They also made a restraining order banning him from contacting his victim or visiting the address where the assault took place.

Hughes must pay compensation of £150, costs of £85 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £95.