A jealous boyfriend left his girlfriend disfigured after biting her during a .Rhys Culley had asked Chanttelle Ward,18 if she loved him before he sank his teeth into her face during the horrific attack.
The 23-year-old was jealous and insecure about what she would do while he was working away. She told jurors during the trial Culley had tried to kiss her and asked her if she still loved him before the bite.
'He put his whole mouth around my lips and pulled, I thought that my whole lip had come off. There was blood everywhere.'
They had been celebrating Miss Ward's mother's and at about 10.30pm Miss Ward,and her aunt Susan Stewart shared a taxi home, dropping her aunt off first.
When they got back to her house,he brought up a conversation that his girlfriend had had with another man earlier in the month.He then took her phone off her in a bid to look through her Facebook messages.When he found that the messages were no longer there he became angry and started to shout at her, accusing her of having something to hide.
At this point,she told , she realised that something was wrong and that this wasn't a 'normal' argument for the pair, who had been together for almost two and a half years.
She became scared and lifted her phone to call the defendant's mother to ask her to come and get him.
But Culley is said to have taken the his victim, he also locked the doors so that she couldn't escape.
Later, when her phone was left unattended she made an but Culley again took the phone fromher.
After Culley had bitten her, he 'rubbed his face in hers, smearing the blood across her face and then he stuck his tongue into her mouth'.When the police arrived they saw that they both had blood on them and over their faces.'
Culley was arrested and Miss Ward was taken to hospital to have her injuries examined.She suffered not only the injuries to her mouth, but bruising to her arms and body, a scratch to her left breast and bruising of the face and ear.
During his evidence Culley said he did not mean to harm his 'beautiful' girlfriend, who he knew he was lucky to have.He was found guilty after a trial.
He will be sentenced next month and has now been remanded