Aylesbury man who bit off part of victim's ear during 'unprovoked and violent attack' sent to prison

The 22-year-old was jailed for causing grievous bodily harm with intent

A man from Aylesbury has been jailed for nine years and nine months for causing grievous bodily harm.

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

On October 3, this year, the victim, a 49-year-old man, stepped in to break up an argument between Key and a group of women in Aylesbury town centre.

Dexter Key was jailed for nine years and nine months

Key then turned on the victim, punched him to the floor and dived on top of him, where he bit off part of the victim’s ear.

The victim also sustained bruising to his eye socket which required stitches.

Key was arrested and was charged with the offence on 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.

“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.”