Woman spared jail over scrotum bite


A woman who bit a hole in her boyfriend's scrotum during a drunken row was spared jail today.

Maria Topp, 44, from Wrekenton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Newcastle Crown Court last month.

She attacked Martin Douglas, her partner of five years, after they had been on a 10-hour drinking session in February.

Recorder Robin Mairs handed her a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered her to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He also imposed a restraining order on the mother-of-four to prevent her from contacting Mr Douglas.

"This relationship is over, I think both of you accept that," the judge said.