Bite victim tells of thug's attack

AN ATTACK victim who still bears the scars of a thug's bite marks on his face today told of the lasting impact of his frightening experience.Single father Shaun Kemp suffered cuts to his face when he was involved in a fight with Mark Bone at the Ordnance Public House in November last year.

AN ATTACK victim who still bears the scars of a thug's bite marks on his face today told of the lasting impact of his frightening experience.

Single father Shaun Kemp suffered cuts to his face when he was involved in a fight with Mark Bone at the Ordnance Public House in November last year.

Bone was last week jailed for two years after admitting biting and punching Mr Kemp as well as other charges of possessing cocaine and cannabis and a stun gun.

Mr Kemp today recalled how a disagreement over a comment led to Bone grabbing him by the neck.

He said: “We ended up rolling around on the floor and he bit my ear.

“I was just standing up for myself. I went outside the pub and I was still fuming so when he came out I called him over and we ended up rolling around on the floor again.

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“I had bit marks on my chin and my cheek and on my ear. He bit me like a dog and his friends were on my back.”

As reported in Monday's Evening Star, when Bone was sentenced Ipswich Crown Court heard that the fight between Mr Kemp and Bone, of Langer Road, Felixstowe, began inside the pub when Bone “grabbed” 39-year-old Mr Kemp by the throat and they fell to the floor.

The court was told that Bone “was on top of him (Mr Kemp) and he punched him several times” during an altercation outside the pub.

Bone pleaded guilty to two charges of causing actual bodily harm, two charges of possessing drugs and one charge of possessing an offensive weapon.

Judge Peter De Mille sentenced Bone to a total of two years and three months in prison. He said Bone had previous convictions for drugs and violence and had not yet learnt any lessons.

Bone's solicitor told the court that the 29-year-old had been provoked by Mr Kemp but the father-of-two from Felixstowe today denied that and insisted he had been talking to a taxi driver and had not made any comment about Bone's family as suggested.

Mr Kemp, who works at a joinery firm, said: “I had to go to A&E, I had to have a lot of antibiotics and other treatment.

“I had to go back to my two sons who lost their mother three years ago and they had to see me in that state.”

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