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Wednesday, 6 December, 2000, 18:56 GMT
Woman admits biting off man's testicle
Denise Carr
Denise Carr did not realise what had happened at the time
A mother of two has pleaded guilty to affray after biting off a man's testicle.

Denise Carr, 32, admitted biting off the testicle of her friend's husband, Neil Hutchinson, 30, during a violent row

The incident happened after Mr Hutchinson sat on Carr.

Neither party realised at the time what had happened. Surgeons later repaired the damage.

Neil Hutchinson
Neil Hutchinson arrives at Newcastle Crown Court

Troubled flared after Carr had been for an evening out with Mr Hutchinson's then wife Shelley.

Their husbands, who worked together at Lloyds TSB bank, had remained behind in the Carr house.

When the women returned to Carr's home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, her husband Nathan Carr went out for a walk with Mrs Hutchinson, 20.

On their return, Mr Hutchinson became involved in a row with his wife.

According to prosecutor Stephen Duffield, Mrs Carr tried to defend her friend but was herself punched by Mr Hutchinson who then sat on top of her.

It was then that she bit through his jeans to cause the injury. She did it, Mr Duffield said, "to get him off her".

Shelly Hutchinson
Shelly Hutchinson divorced after the incident

"The defendant was not aware she had bitten his testicle until after the incident," said Mr Duffield.

Police later found Mr Hutchinson's testicle under a picture frame in the sitting room.

Mr Hutchinson and his wife were only married three weeks when the incident happened on October 16 last year. They are now divorced.

Carr was originally charged with wounding with intent but she pleaded guilty instead to a charge of affray at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.

A charge of wounding with intent against Mr Carr was dropped.

Mrs Carr's case was adjourned until 8 January next year for pre-sentence reports.

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