Man sentenced to 10 years for biting man's face in Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire

8 Oct 2019

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Yesterday Jamie Furnell, 26, of Hildyard Street in Grimsby has today been sentenced to 10 years in prison for two violent assaults at a takeaway in Grimsby 

Jamie Furnell was charged in June with a Section 18 Assault to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), two counts of Section 47 Assault to cause actual bodily harm (ABH), making threats to kill, criminal damage and two counts of common assault on an emergency worker.  

It followed his arrest on the evening of Friday 21 June at the takeaway on Pasture Street in Grimsby.

Speaking after yesterday’s sentencing Detective Sergeant Tom Kelly said, “These appalling unprovoked assaults were inflicted upon two innocent people just going about their own business.

“Furnell’s victims suffered some very serious injuries. A man suffered from a bite wound to his face which removed a large chunk of his skin, leaving him scarred for life and worried about going out for fear of people staring at him.  

"He is also having to undergo further treatment for his injury. 

“The woman victim was head-butted in the assault and says it the assault has changed her. She was confident, bubbly and outgoing before this horrendous attack. 

"It is awful now that this man has taken her confidence away and she has said the memories of that night will stay with her for the rest of her life.

"Not only have both victims suffered physical injuries, but long lasting psychological damage as well. 

"The officers weren't physically injured however in all cases like this we do not accept or tolerate verbal or physical attacks on any of our officers during the course of their duties. Their primary focus overall is to keep people safe, and not expect to be treated in this way. 

"This investigation was conducted by officers in Grimsby CID and was very much a team effort, working hard with determination to secure this conviction for the victims in this case.

“I want to thank all the officers involved in this for their continued hard work. The sentence reflects the seriousness of this offending by this individual. 

"I hope this now gives a sense of justice to the victims following what they suffered that evening and beyond.”