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Man jailed for 13 years after biting hole in police officer’s ear during arrest | UK News



A man has been jailed after he bit a hole in a police officer’s ear as he tried to resist arrest.

Daniel Ward, 26, attacked the constable on Bridge Street in Runcorn near Liverpool as he was being arrested on suspicion of assault.

And Ward threatened to bite the officer’s colleagues in custody once he was restrained.

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Chester Crown Court heard how Ward, from Norton Hill, said he did not “want to go back to prison”, and he told another officer: “I don’t want to f***ing speak to you, you can f*** off”.

He later pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, a public order offence and resisting arrest.

The officer’s ear was “completely bitten through” and he needed surgery. Some of the damage from the 14 December attack was said to be permanent, the court heard.

Ward also admitted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, after two teenagers had their bikes stolen at knifepoint last January.

He was sentenced to 13 years in prison for all the offences, with an extended licence period of four years.

The officer's ear required surgery after the attack. Pic: Cheshire Police
The officer’s ear required surgery after the attack. Pic: Cheshire Police

Responding to the sentencing, Detective Constable Nathaniel Walkowiak, said: “The nature of policing inevitably requires officers to deal with violent and challenging situations, but being assaulted by members of the public should never be looked upon as an acceptable ‘part of the job’.

“Such incidents can have far-reaching effects, not only for the officer who has been assaulted and their loved ones but also for their colleagues and the communities we serve.

“When an officer has been assaulted they may have to take time off work or be placed on restricted duties whilst they recover from the physical and psychological effects of the incident.

“This increases pressures on other officers and can have a significant impact on the resourcing of incidents and the level of service we are able to provide to communities.

“The custodial service that Ward has been handed reflects the severity of the offences he committed and I am pleased that he is now behind bars where he is no longer a threat to the public.”

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