London, Mar 5 (ANI): It was certainly a case of an intoxicating intimate moment turning sour, when a woman bit off her boyfriend's tongue during a drunken kiss on his birthday, a court has heard.
A jury at Newcastle Crown Court was told that Tracy Davies deliberately bit down hard on Mark Coghill's tongue during the kiss and cut off the front third of the organ.
Davies and Coghill were in a relationship for nearly four months after they met through a lonely-hearts advertisement in a local newspaper.The incident happened when the couple was celebrating Coghill's 45th birthday on October 10 last year with a meal and drinks in his Newcastle bedsit.
While they were enjoying, Davies grew upset because she wanted to have a baby but was not pregnant.
Thus, Coghill moved to comfort her and she asked him to kiss her with his tongue. And when he did, she bit his tongue off.
"He sat and comforted her, that comforting moved on and it became amorous, he was cuddling and kissing her," The Mirror quoted Julian Smith, the prosecutor, as telling the jury.
She added: "She told him she loved him, she asked him to kiss her using his tongue. He did so and within a few seconds, she bit down hard on his tongue.
"Obviously this caused him pain, he pulled back, and the tongue had come clean off in her mouth. She had the piece of tongue in her mouth, he saw her take it from her mouth, and it fell to the floor."
Smith further told the court that Coghill went to rest while the pain subsided, and eventually fell asleep, but was woken by Davies biting his elbow,
Later, Davies called an ambulance to the flat, who in turn alerted the police, which on arrival was greeted by Davies holding the remains of Coghill's tongue in a plastic bag.Davies, 40, of Sunderland Road, Gateshead, is being charged on count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. (ANI)