Prison after biting off part of another man’s ear


Six years and ten months behind bars following assault in Banbury pub

A man from Banbury has been sent to prison after biting off part of another man’s ear in a Banbury pub.   Paul Boss from Calthorpe Street also threw a pint glass at a member of staff.

Boss, 49, committed the offences at The Three Pigeons Pub on the Southam Road on August 30 last year.

The court heard that Boss had been in the Three Pigeons.    He had thrown a pint glass at a member of staff which narrowly missed his head.

When a customer tried to stop Boss, he assaulted him and bit off part of his ear.   The victim – a man in his thirties – sustained irreversible damage to his ear, which now requires plastic surgery.

Boss was arrested the same day and charged on 31 August.   He pleaded guilty to one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of assault by beating.

Last Thursday (January 21) at Oxford Crown Court Boss was sentenced to six years and ten months’ imprisonment.   One count of racially aggravated common assault was ordered to lie on file.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Gareth Steward, based at Banbury police station said: “This was a horrific attack on an innocent member of the public and the landlord of the pub.

“Boss set out to cause serious harm to someone that day for reasons that are only known to him.

“I hope this sentence provides some comfort to the victim who now has to carry the physical and mental scars of this assault with him.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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