Man who growled like a dog as he bit girlfriend's finger jailed for two-and-a-half years

Man who growled like a dog as he bit girlfriend's fingers jailed for two-and-a-half years

Man who growled like a dog as he bit girlfriend's fingers jailed for two-and-a-half years

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A man, who twice bit into the fingers of his girlfriend, growling like a dog as he did so, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Alvin Worrell of Bushey Grove Road, Bushey, attacked his girlfriend after grabbing the steering wheel of the car she was driving along the M1 near Watford, causing it to veer across onto the hard shoulder.

The vehicle struck the kerb and suffered a punctured tyre.

It was then that Worrell bit her on the middle finger of her right hand.

Then, after she had got out of the car to try to change the tyre, the 33-year-old bit her again, this time on her ring finger of the same hand.

At St Albans Crown Court today, Worrell was found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent but guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

He was acquitted of assault by beating following an incident when it had been alleged he had spat at her full in the face during a heated row.

During the trial the jury heard how Worrell and his girlfriend, Miss Zoe Page, had been in a relationship that at first was a happy one but, by November of last year, she wanted to end it as it began to deteriorate because of his controlling and possessive ways.

Miss Page told the court how, a week later on November 9 last year, she and Mr Worrell had been driving back to Watford from a shopping trip to St Albans when they began arguing just after she had got on the M1 at junction 6.

She said in the exchange of words she told him: "I don't want to be with you any more."

Miss Page said, with that, the defendant told her: "If I can't be with you, no one else can" and, without warning, he "yanked" down on the steering wheel as she drove, causing her car to go onto the hard shoulder and strike the kerb and puncture the tyre.

She said he then grabbed her right hand and bit her hard on the middle finger.

"He was growling like a dog as he did it," she told the jury.

Miss Page told the court she managed to get out of the car and was thinking about changing the wheel when the defendant got out from the passenger side and pushed her to the ground.

She said he then bit her on the ring finger of her right hand.

The jury heard how she then fled the scene running up the motorway until she found herself by a school in Mount Pleasant Lane, where a young woman walking her dog came to her aid and took her into her home.

The jury were told that in the attack Miss Page had suffered damage to the tendons of her fingers caused by the defendant's biting.

In addition, she suffered an infection that spread up the hand to her elbow and had to undergo two lots of surgery at The Royal Free Hospital where she remained for two days.

She said a week before, the defendant had spat at her full in the face during a row when they were in Vicarage Road.

Recorder Tim Clark jailed Worrell for 30 months.

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4:42pm Mon 28 Apr 14

HornetJJ says...

What an absolute scumbag. They should have thrown away the key!
What an absolute scumbag. They should have thrown away the key! HornetJJ
  • Score: 4

6:23pm Mon 28 Apr 14

phil mitchel says...

Well he thinks he's a dog so he won't mind being his cell mates ****.
Well he thinks he's a dog so he won't mind being his cell mates ****. phil mitchel
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

fritzel says...

you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha
you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha fritzel
  • Score: -8

10:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

smalon says...

fritzel wrote:
you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha
You sound like a prize plum.
Good luck with your new case, hope they send you down for a long time.
[quote][p][bold]fritzel[/bold] wrote: you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha[/p][/quote]You sound like a prize plum. Good luck with your new case, hope they send you down for a long time. smalon
  • Score: 4

10:06am Tue 29 Apr 14

garston tony says...

fritzel wrote:
you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha
Yes, well a court heard all the evidence and found him guilty. Law of averages being what they are i'll take the courts judgement over yours, especially as you've admitted to being up on charges yourself! Probably not the best thing to say if you want to be a character witness.

That reminds me, anyone hear about that guy about to stand trial for murder and his problem tattoo? Apparently he is desperate to get rid of it before the trial as the tattoo is the word 'murder' in large lettering around his neck. You have to be a special kind of something to get that tattoo done in the first place dont you!
[quote][p][bold]fritzel[/bold] wrote: you lot dont know what ya commenting on ya read a story and take it as gospel........ he was innocent and set up by a vindictive cow hows about you get set up and then let people make dumb arse comments on you..... and your guilt.... see ya soon alvino as soon as i beat my new case hahahahaha[/p][/quote]Yes, well a court heard all the evidence and found him guilty. Law of averages being what they are i'll take the courts judgement over yours, especially as you've admitted to being up on charges yourself! Probably not the best thing to say if you want to be a character witness. That reminds me, anyone hear about that guy about to stand trial for murder and his problem tattoo? Apparently he is desperate to get rid of it before the trial as the tattoo is the word 'murder' in large lettering around his neck. You have to be a special kind of something to get that tattoo done in the first place dont you! garston tony
  • Score: 5

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