The accused, a prison inmate, faced a two count indictment of section 18, wounding with intent and an alternative count of section 20, malicious wounding.
In January 2016, the defendant and another prisoner were involved in a physical confrontation, which resulted in the defendant biting off a part of the complainant’s right ear. The defendant throughout his trial stated that his actions were in self-defence.
The defendant was unanimously acquitted in under 2 hours at Maidstone Crown Court.
Paul Edwards was instructed by Hartnells Solicitors.