Man broke pensioner’s jaw and bit another victim’s ear off

Sean McCall, 24, was jailed for more than six years for the two separate attacks in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

A man who carried out an unprovoked attack on a pensioner before later biting off another victim’s ear has been jailed for more than six years.

Sean McCall pounced on Thomas Lamond as the 69-year-old was out for a daily jog at a cycle path in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in February 2019.

The 24-year-old stamped and kicked the stranger, who was left with a broken jaw.

McCall was then on bail for that crime when he attacked Kenneth Crowhurst at his mum’s home in the town last June.

Surgeons were later unable to reattach the 47-year-old victim’s ear following the incident.

At the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday, McCall was jailed for six years and five months after pleading guilty to assaulting both men to their severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Judge Sean Murphy QC told him: “The first incident was a savage and sustained attack on a man who you also robbed.

“He will be scarred for life. This man was a complete stranger to you. He was out on a morning fitness run when he encountered you purely by chance.

“The other charge was a dreadful attack on a friend of your mother.

“You pursued him into a bathroom and bit off his ear.

“You were on bail for the previous assault at the time. He continues to suffer psychological harm due to what you did.”

McCall, of Paisley, will be supervised for a further two years on his release.

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