A painter and decorator who chewed a man’s ear leaving it infected and deformed was jailed for 97 weeks.
Christopher Cullen, 32, assaulted Nasser Javid at The Allison Arms pub in Glasgow’s Strathbungo last November.
Cullen turned on Mr Javid when he went outside for a cigarette. The injured victim later required seven stitches to repair the damage.
Cullen pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault to Mr Javid’s severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
The court heard Mr Javid noticed Cullen looking over at him several times throughout the night.
Prosecutor Kathleen O’Donnell told the court Mr Javid was later asked to go outside by Cullen.
She said: “Mr Javid thought nothing of it as he was intending to go outside to have a cigarette.
“Both men stood at the entrance to the pub and at that time the accused got hold of Mr Javid’s jacket and pulled him close to him.
“Cullen bit him to the left earlobe, Mr Javid tried to get the accused off him and a struggle took place.”
The victim was able to push Cullen away before punching him in the face.
Mr Javid went back inside and called 999 while Cullen fled the scene.
Mr Javid was then taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to the wound on his left ear.
Ms O’Donnell said: “He had seven stitches and the ear was noted to be infected and have a deformity, which led to permanent disfigurement.”
Cullen was initially untraceable, but was arrested this year on a warrant.
Lawyer Neil McCulloch, defending, told the court the dad of four drank to excess and has an alcohol problem.
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