A MAN who bit off a big chunk of a teenager’s ear during a fight has been jailed.

The horrific injury was inflicted as the two fought at a remote car park near a sewage works where groups of youths had been drinking.

Scrap metal dealer Jamie Brian Williams, 23, bit off the ear of his 17-year-old victim after being goaded by friends that the younger man had got the better of him in an earlier fight.

The missing ear was not found until the following day so that any hope of regrafting it was lost, prosecuting barrister Nicholas Williams explained.

“The defendant accepts that he bit the victim’s left ear, tearing off a large chunk of it,” the prosecutor told Mold Crown Court.

Williams, of Saltney Terrace in Saltney, who works in his father’s scrap metal business, admitted wounding with intent following the incident on June 20 and was jailed for a total of two years and nine months.

Judge John Rogers QC said: “It was a deliberate act. It leaves him disfigured for the rest of his life.”

The judge said that Williams had no defence to the charge.

The victim told in a victim-impact statement how he was awaiting two further operations and had been referred to a specialist consultant who could re-construct his ear from cartilage taken from near his ribs.

Mark Connor, for Williams, said that it was a moment of complete madness.

He was genuinely remorseful for his reprehensible behaviour and was ashamed at what he had done.