A DRUNKEN row over a cellular phone ended with a person biting his neighbour’s ear.
Dean Hill, 27, then attacked a police officer following the incident, Bolton Crown Court was instructed.
And Hill additionally repeatedly broke a restraining order to not method his mom who lives at Mill Hill Caravan Park, the court docket heard.
Hunter Gray, prosecuting,mentioned on September 8, Thair Rajput was consuming with buddies at his flat on Bromwich Street once they had been joined by Hill, who lived in the identical block.
At one level Mr Rajput seen his phone was lacking and requested Hill about it whereupon he grabbed him by the throat earlier than selecting up a kitchen knife, punching him and dragging him out of the block right into a communal backyard.
Repeatedly utilizing racist language and threatening to kill him, Mr Rajput was punched repeatedly with Hill then biting his sufferer on the cheek and ear, mentioned Mr Gray.
He additionally picked up a brick and introduced it down on Mr Rajput’s head.
Once arrested and on the police station, Hill grabbed an officer across the throat throughout a battle.
Mr Gray mentioned Mr Rajput had numerous seizures, a torn ear lobe, deep abrasions to his cheek and a haemorrhage to his eye which has brought about everlasting harm to his imaginative and prescient.
The court docket additionally heard how in January final yr, Hill had visited his mom’s residence, asking to have a shower and for £2.
She described him as “arguing with someone who wasn’t there” and she or he heard from different members of the family that he had later threatened to burn her caravan down.
The following day, officers had been known as to the caravan web site and arrested Hill, who was in possession of a bag containing a baseball bat and a craft knife.
On October 13, Hill walked into his mom’s caravan, demanding £5, and later instructed officers he had gone there as a result of he was “sick of having cold baths”.
He returned to the location on November 24, asking for £2, after which got here again later that night time when he received right into a battle along with his father.
Mr Gray added that Hill eight earlier convictions for 10 offences, together with housebreaking.
Geoffrey Lowe, defending, mentioned Hill had an extended historical past of psychological well being issues and alcohol abuse.
“He is hallucinatory and somebody recorded him talking to a pigeon in the street and rather cruelly uploaded it on to the internet,” mentioned Mr Lowe. “But that is indicative of the state he was in when committing these offences.”
Judge Graeme Smith, mentioned: “It could be very clear you might have vital psychological well being points nonetheless it isn’t to such a level that you simply want therapy in hospital.
“You have openly said you will resume drinking when you are released from custody so we are left with no option but a custodial sentence.”
Judge Smith handed Hill, who pleaded responsible to racially aggravated assault, assaulting an emergency employee, three offences of breaching a restraining order, possession of a bladed article and possession of an offensive weapon, to 40 months in jail.
He additionally prolonged the restraining order to the entire of Mill Hill Caravan Park and made it indefinite in size.
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