Lincoln man jailed for six years after biting victim’s ear in barbaric pub attack

A Lincoln man has jailed for six years after a violent attack in a Lincoln pub which saw him bite, punch and stamp on his victim.

Dale Hall, 31, carried out the vicious and barbaric assault in the Lion and Snake pub on June 28, 2013.

Hall bit victim Ben Chandler’s ear twice before repeatedly punching and stamping on him with the help of two other men.

The attack was continued by Mark Lovell, 30, who punched Chandler three times in the face.

Hall then walked to the other end of the pub to continue attacking another group of men.

At Lincoln Crown Court, Hall of Picton Street, Lincoln, was sentenced to six years imprisonment for wounding Chandler and will serve an 18 month concurrent sentence for violent disorder.

Judge Hirst, in sentencing Hall, said that his behaviour had been “utterly disgraceful”.

Lovell, of Lincoln Road, Baumber, received an eight month sentence suspended for two years and 100 hours of community service.

Earlier this year, the other two men involved in the incident pleaded guilty to affray.

Keith Saunders, 28, of Pear Tree Close, Lincoln, received a 12 month prison sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to serve 140 hours of community service.

His younger brother Sam Saunders, 24, of Clarendon Gardens, Lincoln, was given an eight month prison sentence suspended for two years, and 80 hours of community service.

Detective Constable George Wynn, of Lincoln’s Criminal Investigation Department, said: “This was a particularly barbaric attack on the victim and extremely distressing for the customers and staff in the bar at the time.

“People should be able to enjoy a night out in Lincoln without being subjected to violence and Lincolnshire Police will deal robustly with anyone committing such offences.”