A TEENAGER has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after biting a chunk from a man’s ear in a vicious attack in Woking.
Daniel Drew, 19, of no fixed abode, left a 35-year-old man with permanent disfigurement after the horrific attack on the canal towpath in Bridge Barn Lane on September 3, 2012.
The assault happened after an incident in a pub garden between two groups of men, which spilled out on to the towpath by Basingstoke Canal.
Drew then bit a chunk out of the victim’s ear and was later charged with grievous bodily harm. Woking CID’s Detective Constable David Bloomfield said: “This was a horrendous assault which has left the victim permanently disfigured. The sentencing today reflects the judge’s opinion that this was a vile incident.
“Surrey Police will not tolerate such violence in our neighbourhoods and the community should be reassured that this individual is off the streets of Woking for some time to come. Officers will relentlessly pursue anyone whose aggressive behaviour puts members of the public at risk of harm and will bring them to justice.”
Drew was sentenced at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (May 31).