February 06, 2009
MAN BITES MAN LIP OFF IN SPANISH TOWN
BY T K WHYTE
•BRAWL LEAVES ST CATHERINE RESIDENT NURSING HIS LIP
A brawl between two men in the old capital, Spanish town left one with less lip than he started out with, and both men facing charges.
The 27 –year –old St Catherine resident, who bite off a piece of another man's lip during a fight, ended up in jail on a charge of unlawful wounding while his victim, a 46-year-old operator also, of content, has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
Both accused men, who pleaded not guilty when they appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, had their $30,000 bail extended, and are scheduled to return to court on May 18, when the matter will again come up for mention.
Police told the court that their investigation reveal that the older man had borrowed a fish gun from the other some time ago. However allegations are that on January 17, at about 11:30 am, the younger man accused the other of borrowing the fish gun to shoot him.
A fight developed between them and the knife was brought into play, which left the younger man nursing a wound to the hand. Allegations are that both men continued to fight and during the ensuing struggle the younger man grabbed hold of the other's lips with his teeth and bit off a piece. Police reports further indicate that the victim also received bite on his face, finger and forearm. Both men were treated at hospital injuries and after further investigations police arrested and charge the younger man for unlawful wounding and an his co-accused with assault occasioning bodily harm.