Grimsby

Thug bit off chunk of man’s face and head-butted woman

A Grimsby man was jailed for 10 years after two violent assaults at a local takeaway including biting a man’s face.

Jamie Furnell, 26, of Hildyard Street was arrested on the evening of Friday, June 21 at the takeaway on Pasture Street in Grimsby.

Furnell’s victims received some very serious injuries. A man suffered from a bite wound to his face, which removed a large chunk of his skin. He is also having to undergo further treatment for his injury.

It left him scarred for life and worried about going out for fear of people staring at him.

The female victim was headbutted in the assault and said it has changed her. She was confident, bubbly and outgoing before the attack and police said the incident took her confidence away.

She said the memories of that night will stay with her for the rest of her life.

Furnell was charged in June with the following offences:

  • 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
  • Two counts of common assault on an emergency worker

Tom Kelly, Detective Sergeant at Humberside Police, said: “These appalling unprovoked assaults were inflicted upon two innocent people just going about their own business.

“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.”