Woman bites off piece of friend’s cheek after being kicked out of a party for being drunk

Kate Nield 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after being accused of biting off a piece of her friend's cheek, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, Claire McCluskey, 30, of Southport, has been given two years suspended sentence of pleading guilty to assault.

According to the police investigation, McCluskey had been drinking with the woman and a few other friends in a house and the atmosphere had been friendly for most of the evening.

However, later in the evening, the victim thought that McCluskey was too drunk to stay and suggested that she leave, and she did.

McCluskey returned, and there was an argument between the two. McCluskey punched the victim and then bit a chunk of her cheek.

The victim was taken to the Southport Hospital, where the injury was dressed and she was referred to the Whiston Hospital.

Two days later, a skin graft was done by taking tissues from her upper right arm and grafting this onto the injury. Doctors estimated her recovery would take around nine months and the injury could leave her with permanent scarring.

McCluskey was ordered to pay 1,000 pounds ($1,296) in compensation and do 180 hours of unpaid community work.

Kate Nield, 27, told the court that she is reminded of the assault everytime she gets up in the morning and looks in the mirror.