Police officer had part of ear bitten off while on a routine search

A thug who bit part of a policeman’s ear off and stamped on his head after being stopped in a routine search has been jailed for seven years.

Shayhon Francis, 23, of Denmark Hill, Camberwell was found guilty of Section 18 GBH with intent on Friday, 27 April, following a trial at Inner London Crown Court.

Francis was stopped on 31 October 2017 by a lone male police constable during the routine search on the Roupell Park Estate in Tulse Hill following complaints from local residents about drug dealing.

Within second of being stopped, Francis head-butted the officer and, while the officer was on the floor, Francis bit off part of his ear. He also stamped on the officer’s head before running away from the scene.

The missing part of the officer’s ear was recovered from the ground but could not be re-attached.

CID officers based at Brixton investigated and identified Francis as a suspect. He was arrested on 2 November 2017, and charged as above.

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