Teacher jailed for biting off wife’s nose

By Daily Mail Time of article published Mar 25, 2012

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A teacher bit off his wife’s nose during a row – then tried to persuade her to tell doctors that the family dog did it.

Nicholas Gough, 59, attacked his wife, Lynne, in their garden gazebo after drinking a bottle of wine.

The “possessive” science teacher swore at his wife and held her down on the floor. He then sank his teeth into the end of her nose, leaving her face pouring with blood.

After the attack, Gough tried to persuade her to blame their pet for the injury.

Instead Lynne, 52, reported him to the police and on Friday he was jailed for five years after admitting wounding with intent. Sentencing him at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge Martin Walsh said the attack had left Lynne disfigured for life.

“You grabbed her by the throat and tried to kill her,” he said. “She has had three operations and required plastic surgery.”

She watched in the public gallery surrounded by family as the sentence was passed. Neither she nor her former husband showed any emotion as the sentence was handed down. The couple had been married for 24 years and had three children together, as well as three others between them from previous relationships, the court heard. – Daily Mail

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