Man jailed for six years for biting thumb off during pub fight

A man has been sentenced after a biting another man's thumb off during a four-person pub brawl in St Neots.

Jack Goldstraw, 31, got into a fight with the victim and two others in the smoking area of the Pig and Falcon in New Street on 16 September 2018.

He bit down on the thumb in an attempt to get the victim off his friend, severing the end of it.

The missing piece was only found on the floor of the smoking area once the fight had calmed down, and surgeons at Addenbrooke's Hospital were unable to repair it.

On Friday, 20 December, Goldstraw, of High Street in Kimbolton, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at trial and sentenced to six years in prison.

DC John Whitworth, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was a vicious and gruesome act of violence, which has left the victim needing continuing treatment.

"I'm glad we have managed to get justice for the victim and I hope this encourages people to think twice before getting embroiled in alcohol-fuelled brawls."