Chelmsford man jailed for biting off another man's nose in 'vicious, unprovoked attack'

By YA Reporter in Crime

A CHELMSFORD man has been jailed after biting another man’s nose off.

Carl Coombe, 37, of no fixed address, left his victim needing reconstructive surgery after the ’vicious and unprovoked attack’.

He got into an argument with a 39-year-old man outside a pub in Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, on April 25, 2015.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “He then grabbed the victim and bit off part of his nose and three-quarters of his septum, before walking off and getting into a taxi.”

Police were called to the scene and stopped the taxi before arresting Coombe.

He has now been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Investigating officer DC Toby Larner said: “Coombe was intoxicated and was clearly looking for a fight. This was a vicious and unprovoked attack that resulted in an innocent man needing reconstructive surgery to his face. The attack has had a lasting emotional impact on the victim.

“The severity of this attack is reflected in the length of Coombe’s sentence. I hope this sends a message that Essex Police will not tolerate this sort of crime and we will bring those responsible to justice.”

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