A man from Aylesbury has been jailed for nine years and nine months after he bit off a part of a man’s ear in an 'unprovoked and violent attack'.

Dexter Key, 22, of Ellen Road, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, December 18.

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This is in relation to an incident on Saturday, October 3 this year, when a 49-year-old man, stepped in to break up an argument between Key and a group of women in Aylesbury town centre.

Key then turned on the man, punched him to the floor, dived on top of him, and bit off part of his ear.

The man also suffered bruising to his eye socket which required stitches.

Key was arrested and was charged with the offence on Monday, October 5.

Investigating officer, detective constable Michael Bellamy, based at Aylesbury Police Station, said: “This was an unprovoked and violent attack on a man who was trying to break up an argument.

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“This conviction shows that both Thames Valley Police and the courts take extreme violence against the pubic seriously and a dangerous offender is now off the streets for many years to come.

“I am also pleased with how quickly we have been able to achieve justice in this case, and I hope that this will help the victim move on from this extremely distressing ordeal.”