Leigh man who bit off taxi driver’s ear jailed for 13 years » National Taxi Association

Leigh man who bit off taxi driver’s ear jailed for 13 years » National Taxi Association

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely bit off part of a taxi driver’s ear just months after biting another man has been given a 13-year sentence. Dane Hodkinson, of Westleigh Lane, Leigh, carried out a “persistent and vicious attack” on Christopher Harrison in the early hours of July 13 this year. Liverpool Crown Court heard that at about 5am Mr Harrison went to the McDonalds restaurant at the Linkway in St Helens to collect a fare. CCTV footage played to the judge showed 26-year-old Hodkinson getting into the front passenger seat where he twice punched the driver after he asked if he had the fare, which he did not. Both men then got out and punches were exchanged. Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, the Recorder of Liverpool spoke of how the victim has been left physically and emotionally scarred and has had to give up his livelihood. He said Hodkinson’s ‘animal behaviour’ had caused his ...

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