Boy’s heartbreaking words to mum after her nose is bitten off in party brawl

Boy’s heartbreaking words to mum after her nose is bitten off in party brawl

A woman’s nose was bitten off during a vicious house party brawl. 

Danni-Leigh Semper, 24, and Charlie Thompson, 22, became embroiled in a violent argument at an engagement bash in Hull.

Miss Thompson revealed how her son told her afterwards: "I love you mummy, I just don’t like your nose."

The pair’s first meeting ended in horror when Charlie Thompson was bitten on the nose needing five stitches, Hull Live reported .

Semper, who faced a court trial over her actions, claims she was forced to bite the the woman in self-defence.

The women first began to row after a glass was smashed and two of their friends began arguing.

Miss Thompson said she was separated from her friend and was put in the kitchen of the home where Semper bit her on the nose.

Semper was found not guilty of assault at Hull Crown Court and was acquitted on the basis she was acting in self-defence.

Miss Thompson said: "They put her (her friend) in the living room to stop the fighting. Danni threw a glass and she grabbed me by the hair and started fighting. The next thing I remember is she latched onto my face and was staring at me.

"I saw her eyes staring at me. My friend said I was hysterically screaming."

Semper claims this was done in self-defence and said she hit Miss Thompson’s friend first when she began "braying" over her.

She said then: "She got hold of my hair and tried to rag me around the kitchen like a rag doll. I was like a baby wipe in the wind. I had a few bald patches and bruises."

Miss Thompson was brought to hospital by a passerby after leaving the property.

The mum-of-two needed five stitches and said her three-year-old son Alfie told her the day after: "I love you mummy, I just don’t like your nose."

Miss Thompson, who is also mum to Connie, 18 months, said: "The fight was over one of the girl’s glasses that was smashed because someone kicked a glass and Danni’s friend cleaned it up.

"She was telling me to move and made it awkward and the tension was there. We didn’t know each other at all. We have mutual friends.

"They were getting in each other’s way and my friend started fighting with hers and my friend punched hers and then she punched my friend in the face."

Semper said: "My sister-in-law picked a glass up and I asked them to move and Charlie’s friend told me to f*** off.

"I said, ‘fair enough I’ll clean around you’ and I did. The other girl asked my sister-in-law to pass her a glass and she asked her to use her manners. I said ‘don’t speak to her like that’ and she was braying over me and I hit her first.

"Charlie then got me and started to rag me around."

Semper claims that during the fight she lost a tooth as Miss Thompson kept "trying to nut" her.

Miss Thompson said: "When she bit me I ran to the bathroom and tried to call the police but my phone died so I just had to get out of the house and a man helped me and we found someone who took me to the hospital."

Semper was invited for a voluntary police interview in April 2018 and pleaded not guilty at Hull Magistrates Court.

A trial at Hull Crown Court, which concluded on Wednesday, February 21, found her not guilty and acquitted of the charge of assault.

Summing up the trial, Judge Simon Jack said the defendant (Semper) was claiming self-defence.

He said the defendant "lied to the police, denied having bitten the complainant and that is now accepted."

She said she had lied because she was "afraid of losing her job."

Judge Jack said that during the trial, "one or both" prosecution witnesses had been "pulling faces" and "shaking their heads" while the defendant was giving evidence

He warned against this, saying it was "unacceptable" and could be seen as "an attempt to influence the jury" and a possible contempt of court.

Miss Thompson said she was "disappointed" with the outcome of the trial and the acquittal.

She said: "I’m annoyed and feel very let down.

"I got home the day after at around 5am after having five stitches. When I woke up, my son came walking in saw my face and was scared of me.

"He said he loved me but didn’t like my face. That made me feel awful. I’ve never felt like that in my life.

"It’s hard to deal with that she’s walking. I don’t think she deserved jail but I don’t think she deserved to get not guilty either. I don’t know why she just can’t apologise, it wouldn’t have killed her to say sorry."

Semper said that throughout the court case she has been supported by employees and her friends.

 She said: "Work have been great and it has been reported to the CQC so safeguarding had to look at it but I’ve stayed at work all the way through.

"I think Charlie just wanted compensation for a new pair of Ugg boots. I knew in my head I would walk out of court not guilty and it was done in self-defence.

"Part of me did think I could get sent down but I’ve got a good job and good references and haven’t been in trouble before. I would never bite anyone or do what I did ever again.

"I’m buzzing I got not guilty and she deserved that for bullying me. They all walked out of court when the verdict came back. I want compensation from her for the traumatic false accused conviction."

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