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Woman admits biting off boyfriend's testicles during drunken row

Maria Topp, 44, is due to be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court next month.

Marai Topp, 44, at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.
Marai Topp, 44, at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.
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A 44-YEAR-OLD WOMAN has pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Newcastle Crown Court for biting off her boyfriend’s testicles during a heated argument at his flat earlier this year.

Maria Topp of Wreckenton, Tyne and Wear, was granted bail yesterday and is due to be sentenced next month. The PA reports that the judge warned she may face jail time.

The court heard that Topp had bitten her boyfriend Martin Douglas’ testicles off on 18 February during an argument in which violence was used by both parties. The defence team said that Topp was on her back being straddled by Douglas at the time of the injury.

Douglas, 45, had called the emergency services himself. It took 19 stitches to reattach the testicles.

The BBC reports that the couple, together for five years at the time of the incident, had undergone difficulties in their relationship in the past and had separated and reconciled a number of times.

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