Nose chunk bitten off in Butlin’s argument

Butlin's in Bognor Regis
Butlin's in Bognor Regis

A MOTHER has told of her agony after a chunk of her nose was bitten off at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis.

Julie McDonald was staying at the holiday resort with her three children on April 11, 2013, when they went to see a pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the centre stage in the Manhattan building.

Tina Love, 29, from Acacia Road, in Dartford, denies wounding with intent after the couple got into an argument over a table.

Speaking at Chichester Crown Court yesterday (January 12), Ms McDonald, who is in her forties and gave evidence via video link from Milton Keynes, said: “I can only liken it to being attacked by a shark. It was horrific.

“It was a person biting my nose with all their might.”

Love was arrested on the night for assault. Ms McDonald was taken to St Richard’s Hospital for treatment.

The trial is due to continue this week. Read more details from the court case in Thursday’s Observer (January 15).