A BOYFRIEND caused so much damage to his pregnant girlfriend’s nose when he bit it as they waited at a hospital casualty unit she had to have it glued together by medical staff.
A man in the waiting room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital was punched twice on the forehead as he tried to stop Kyle Stone attacking his partner, who was at the accident and emergency unit because she believed she was having a miscarriage.
Stone, 26, of Egerton Street, Farnworth, Bolton, pleaded guilty to assaulting the two victims.
Stone’s case was sent to Bolton Magistrates’ Court for sentence on June 18. He was refused bail and remanded in custody by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Angus Craigen, prosecuting, said Stone and his partner were in Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s casualty unit waiting room on June 7. Stone had been drinking and his partner asked him to stop talking to her and move away.
The prosecutor added: “Stone lunged at her and bit her hard on the nose. She was screaming in pain. A member of the public who was at the hospital tried to intervene and was punched.”
Stone had 11 previous convictions for violence and was on bail for assaulting the woman at the time he bit her nose.
Michael James, defending, said his client had been drinking and was hazy about what happened at the hospital.
The couple had previously split-up and the woman had moved to Blackpool.
Stone had not spoken to her for three months and believed their relationship was over.
But on the day of the offence Stone got a phone call from her saying she was pregnant and she believed it was his child.
She thought she might be having a miscarriage and asked him to go to the hospital with her.
The defence added: “It preyed on his mind about whether he was the father. There was an argument and he bit her.”