A violent thug who left his girlfriend with horrific facial injuries when she ended their relationship was today jailed for eight years. Chantelle Ward was convinced her top lip had been taken off when Rhys Culley bit through it after he went to kiss her.
Culley, 23, was jealous and insecure about the pretty 18-year-old when he launched the prolonged assault as he was about to start working away.
Jurors saw disturbing images of teeth marks in Miss Ward's upper lip after the attack, during which he smeared her own blood around her face and forced his tongue in her mouth.
Culley who has been in a relationship with Miss Ward for more than two years, denied wounding with intent but was found guilty.