Woman 'bit off' partner's tongue
A Tyneside woman deliberately bit off her boyfriend's tongue during a drunken birthday kiss, a court has heard.
Tracy Davies, 40, bit a third of Mark Coghill's tongue off, Newcastle Crown Court was told.
They were celebrating Mr Coghill's 45th birthday at his Newcastle bedsit in October 2008, when she grew upset because she was not pregnant.
They returned to Mr Coghill's home but Ms Davies grew upset because she wanted a baby but was not yet pregnant. As Mr Coghill moved to comfort her, she asked him to kiss her, the court heard.
Julian Smith, prosecuting, said: "He did so and within a few seconds, she bit down hard on his tongue. Obviously this caused him pain, he pulled back, and the tongue had come clean off in her mouth. She had the piece of tongue in her mouth, he saw her take it from her mouth, and it fell to the floor."
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