Drunk mum bites woman’s nose leaving her scarred after taxi row on night out

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A drunk mum has left a woman scarred for life after she bit her nose in a taxi-queue fight.

Kayleigh Oliver caused the victim to need plastic surgery to fix a 2cm by 2cm wound after an argument got out of hand in a Sunderland taxi-queue, in November 2018.

The damaged victim now has to regularly apply high-factor sunscreen to protect the skin on her nose and covers up scaring with special camouflage make-up, the Chronicle reports.

The victim, a married mum, spoke about her life-changing injury at Newcastle Crown Court: "I hate looking in the mirror.

"I have never, ever had to deal with anything like this in my life. I have never had a physical fight.

"I have been told I will have a permanent scar."

She added: "I won't leave the house or answer the door if I don't have make-up on.

"Each time I look in the mirror it is a reminder."

The court heard how the victim had been on a night out in Sunderland with her husband and another couple when they came across Oliver, 31, sitting at the front of the taxi queue.

Joe Hedworth, prosecutor presenting the case, said the victim pointed out that Oliver was holding up the queue and should go to the back.

Mr Hedworth said: "The defendant took exception to that comment and said 'I will bite your nose off'.

"The complainant asked who the defendant thought she was and the defendant replied 'I'm from Hendon" as she stumbled about, shouting abuse.

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"The defendant fell to the ground and removed her shoes."

The court heard that a wrestle ensued with the two women and the victim thought "that was the end of it".

"However, shortly afterwards she felt a hand from behind grabbing her face and she was pulled to the ground," Mr Hedworth added.

"The defendant managed to flip the complainant onto her front so they were face to face.

"At that stage, the defendant bit her nose."

After the attack Oliver was seen by a police officer with bloody clothing and a bloody mouth, which she claimed was from a cut lip after the fight, the court heard.

Oliver reportedly told police officers in her interview she had been "very drunk" and taken prescription valium.

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"She said she had just split up with her boyfriend and went out with her friends to take her mind off things," Mr Hedworth told the court.

"She couldn't remember anything after Gatsby's bar but she knew she had lost her family and friends."

It was heard that Oliver had no previous convictions but had been cautioned in 2017 after a violent confrontation with another woman at a shopping centre in the same city.

The mum, from Sunderland, admitted unlawful wounding.

The judge sentenced Oliver to 22 months imprisonment, suspended for two years and a six month curfew from 8pm to 6am.

Judge Stephen Earl told the court: "No sentence I can impose is ever going to repair the damage that has been done, physically or emotionally, I need to make that clear."

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