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Thursday, 21 November, 2002, 17:13 GMT
Woman 'pulled own teeth' out
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A woman who lost 18 of her teeth while she and her boyfriend were high on drugs has told a court she pulled them out herself.

Samantha Court said she carried out the act, which left her covered in blood, because she was hallucinating after taking the drug GHB.

Her boyfriend, Jason Morris, has denied grievous bodily harm after the incident in Bolton, Greater Manchester, in April this year.

Mr Morris told Bolton Crown Court he has no recollection of the incident because he had "total memory loss" for a week after taking a large quantity of GHB.


I turned to face my bedroom wall and an illuminous green and pink fly flew out of the wall and down my throat

Samantha Court

The 30-year-old father-of-two told the court, sitting at Bury Magistrates Court, he has stopped taking GHB since the incident on 16 April, at the couple's house in Horwich.

"Since this has happened, Sam has sat down and told me that she had done it herself," Mr Morris told the court on Thursday.

Miss Court told the court she pulled her own teeth out with a pair of pliers, while hallucinating on GHB.

She told the court: "I turned to face my bedroom wall and an illuminous green and pink fly flew out of the wall and down my throat.

'No pain'

"That's when it started choking me."

Miss Court said that, to stop the choking, she removed her teeth.

She said it was difficult to remove the first one, but after that "the rest just seemed to fall out", during which she felt no pain.

She denied she was making up her story to save her boyfriend.

The case continues.


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