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Yob Who BIT OFF Victim's Tongue Is Spared Jail Then Pokes Out His Own Tongue in Celebration
Mirror UK ^ | Jeremy Armstrong

Posted on 10/01/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The judge said the attack – which left his victim with a speech impediment – was “truly horrific” but she “trusted him not to be violent again”

A yob who bit off a man’s tongue taunts his victim as he walks free from court – by sticking his tongue out.

After the case yesterday David Greaves lifted his arms in the air, smiled and yelled: “I’m tongue-twisted.”

Judge Gillian Matthews QC said the attack on John Dufton – which left him with a speech impediment – was “truly horrific”.

But she refused to jail Greaves, 49, saying she “trusted him not to be violent again”.

Last year she refused to cage a paedophile who claimed his seven-year-old victim “came on to him”.

A furious Mr Dufton was considering an appeal against the leniency of Greaves’ two-year suspended sentence.

He said: “How can you not be sent to jail for biting someone’s tongue off?

“The fact he celebrated outside court by sticking his tongue out, shows what kind of man he is.

"I wish the judge had seen that before she let him go. But I doubt it would have changed things. She let off a paedophile last year.”

David Greaves who has a history of violence

Mr Dufton, 33, said Greaves began hurling abuse in a pub in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, as part of a bitter feud.

He went on: “I shouted back. He head butted and punched me and I punched him back.

"We ended up outside and he shoved his thumbs into my eyes.

“I felt him suck my tongue into his mouth and then he bit down on it. When he let go I realised I had blood all round my mouth.

“Then I realised a big chunk of tongue was missing. The pain was unbearable, the worst I have ever known.

"My brother put the chunk of tongue in a jar of ice but they could not reattach it.”

Shaven-headed Greaves, of Pelton, near Chester-le-Street, pleaded guilty at Teesside crown court to grievous bodily harm.

In addition to the suspended jail term he was ordered to pay £2,000 to Mr Greaves who lost 3cms of his tongue.

Mr Greaves has since had an operation but he will have a speech impediment ‘for life’.


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1 posted on 10/01/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“I felt him suck my tongue into his mouth”

Wow. This judge is frightening.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: nickcarraway

You sure that this wasn’t a judge in Montana?


3 posted on 10/01/2013 11:03:21 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if somebody bit his tongue out in retaliation, they wouldn’t be likely to offend again, either. Right?


4 posted on 10/01/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: andyk

The judge is insane......allowing a pedophile off last year as well. What a piece of work she is


5 posted on 10/01/2013 11:16:18 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Irenic

The tongue biter was the one who started it.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 11:19:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe the judge played, “Have Mercy on the Criminal” by Elton John one too many times!


7 posted on 10/01/2013 11:21:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Nifster

The judge is insane......allowing a pedophile off last year as well. What a piece of work she is

Isn’t England and Europe wonderful? They certainly have a better system than America and have figured out how to save money and keep their prisons from being overcrowded, you just don’t punish criminals.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 11:22:32 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s just lucky he didn’t insult an “Asian”, he would be in prison for years.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 11:24:05 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I know. And the current admin wants to be so much more like them...Just ask John ‘I served in Vet Nam’ Kerry


10 posted on 10/01/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: 43north

Or Israel

“Arab Leftist gets Community Service in Rape Case”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/172399#.UksT6owo6M9


11 posted on 10/01/2013 11:27:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, I understand that...if somebody retaliated on the smartarse tongue biter, they wouldn’t be likely to offend again. So no jail for them, either. :)


12 posted on 10/01/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway

okay, what is a yob? I guess I’m dumb, I don’t feel like spending a half hour of my life trying to figure it out.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 11:43:10 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Guardian Sebastian

A yob is British slang for a rowdy young man.


14 posted on 10/01/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Thank you, I thought it was an abbreviation like lol.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 11:48:29 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: nickcarraway

Fat man with no arms. No wonder he had to bite.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 12:00:31 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yobs are 49 years old? Wow. Adolescence seems to be extending all around the globe.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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