A man who bit into a photographer's finger and drew blood has received a suspended jail term.That shouldn’t have come as a surprise to him, mind you:
Bloodworth, 42, was caught on camera after he left Lincoln Magistrates' Court with a six-month conditional discharge for throwing a "cleaning in progress" cone at a security guard in the city's Waterside Shopping Centre.Well, he got no punishment for the first assault, so why not commit another?
He objected to Mr Linley taking his picture outside court, crossed the High Street to the far pavement and assaulted him just after 11am.
Mr Linley, 34, went on to have three blood tests, plus an inoculation course for hepatitis B, over six months after initial medical treatment.Human mouths are dirty. Dirtier, often, than dogs.
Bloodworth, of St Crispin's Close, North Hykeham, admitted assault on March 15 last year on the basis that it was accidental. This was not accepted by the Crown.Well, indeed!
Bloodworth was given 12 weeks' custody for the assault and four weeks' prison for breaching the conditional discharge, to run concurrently, suspended for a year.‘To punish you for not behaving when we gave you a chance last time, we’re going to…give you a chance again.’
The court heard the Department for Work and Pensions has arranged a signer for deaf man Bloodworth to the tune of £85,000 over three years to enable him to begin work.To….begin work? For three years? FFS!
No doubt the victim is pretty cheesed off with this sentence, and railing at the vagaries of the useless justice system?
Mr Linley said after the hearing: "I hope this court case represents a fork in the road for Mr Bloodworth./facepalm. Now, I want to take a chunk out of Mr Linley!
"In court he seemed to understand the consequences of what he did.
"If he realises this is not acceptable and adjusts his behaviour accordingly, then it's good for everybody."