A British woman from Bath has been convicted of assaulting her ex-partner by biting his penis during a row.
Drunk Sinead Walker, 40, grabbed hold of Vincent Rennoldson’s manhood when he ordered her out of his flat after she had come to apologise for an earlier bust-up.
His screams were overheard by an emergency operator as Mr Rennoldson dialled 999 from his flat in Alfred Street, Bath.
Mother-of one Walker was convicted of assault on Monday after Mr Rennoldson, 42, told Bath Magistrates Court he had been left permanently scarred in the attack.
Speaking after the case, father-of-three Mr Rennoldson said: “It was horrific – she came around to say sorry and ended up trying to bite my penis off.
“I just screamed – the pain was excruciating. There was a lot of blood and it was painful for weeks afterwards. I now have a three-inch scar.”
The court heard that trouble between the pair, who had been dating for ten months, first flared on December 14 last year.
Jill MacNamara, prosecuting, said Walker had downed several pints of cider before flying into a rage.
She then punched and kicked her partner after he refused to let her leave his flat until police arrived.
Mr Rennoldson could be heard saying “she’s giving me a kicking” during a 999 call played to the court.
Two weeks later, Walker, who was on bail accused of the first assault, returned to her ex-partner’s flat with friends to apologise over drinks.
But unemployed Walker had drunk a bottled of wine before arriving and soon began directing abuse at her former partner, at around 5pm. She then started lashing out with her fists when he asked her and a friend to leave.
Mr Rennoldson, choking back the tears, described how Walker attacked him while he was on the phone to the police.
He told the court: “She pushed me against the wall in the hallway and pulled my boxer shorts down. She grabbed my penis and tried to pull it off. She was on the floor – then she bit it.”
Pictures of his injuries were shown to magistrates and the former shop fitter’s screams were also played to the court from his 999 call.
Walker, from Bath, denied two counts of common assault over the December 14 and December 28 attacks.
She claimed she caused some of the injuries to Mr Rennoldson in self defence, while trying to fight her way out of the flat. But she insisted she had not bitten his penis.
Erinna Foley-Fisher, defending, said: “The defendant has done her best to account for his injuries – saying they could have happened during sexual intercourse.”
But magistrates took less than an hour to find her guilty on both counts of assault.
Gail Bragg, chair of the bench, said: “We find Mr Rennoldson’s injuries are consistent with the 999 calls and the photographs. We do not accept Ms Walker’s claims that is was self defence.”
Walker, who has no previous convictions, was released on bail before sentencing at the same court on May 8, on the condition she did not contact her former partner.