(JERSEY EVENING POST) — A father who admitted biting off another man’s finger at a children’s nativity play has been told a jail sentence is “almost inevitable”.

Lee Wilkinson, 40, launched his bloody attack on Michael Dent last December at Harton Primary School in South Shields, South Tyneside, following a feud between the men.

The offshore worker, of Fulwell Avenue, South Shields, pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to unlawful wounding and a separate public order offence in relation to a run-in last Christmas Eve. He will be sentenced on January 25 and was granted bail. Judge Simon Hickey said: “Custody is almost inevitable.”

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