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Former Premier League striker bit off a man's ear Former Premier League striker bit off a man's ear
  • Ex-Watford star Allan Smart, 42, tried to kiss his partner's best friend Lisa Power
  • She rejected him, causing the former footballer to push her and call her names
  • He then returned to pub and sank teeth into the ear of her husband Ricky Power
  • Lisa said Smart, of Oxford, then 'spat something out at my feet and walked off'

A former Premier League footballer who bit off part of a man's ear before branding his victim's wife a 'f***ing s**g' has been spared jail.

Allan Smart, who played for Watford from 1998 to 2001, tried to kiss his partner's best friend Lisa Power, 41, in an alley during a drunken night out in April last year. 

After she rejected his advances, he pushed and swore at her, before going back inside the pub they had been drinking in and attacking her husband Ricky Power, 51.

The former footballer admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm during a hearing at Swindon Crown Court. 

 Allan Smart, who played for Watford from 1998 to 2001, tried to kiss his partner's best friend Lisa Power, 41, in an alley during a drunken night out in April last year

Allan Smart, who played for Watford from 1998 to 2001, tried to kiss his partner's best friend Lisa Power, 41, in an alley during a drunken night out in April last year

Mrs Power said father-of-four Smart, 42, had been rubbing her knee under a table and winked at her earlier in the night, despite his girlfriend also being at the pub.

After trying to kiss her as they walked through an alleyway, Mrs Power pushed Smart away, causing the ex-BBC Radio Lancashire pundit to push back, The Sun reported.

She told the court: 'I ran into the pub looking for my husband. I spotted him but Allan was in my face shouting "you c**t, you s**g," every name under the stars. 

'Then Allan just lunged forward, went for Ricky’s ear. The next thing I know he has turned round to me and spat something out at my feet and walked off.'

The attack would leave Mr Power with a permanent disfigurement, despite plastic surgery, and in need of counselling for trauma.

Describing Smart, of Oxford, as having a 'drink problem', the judge handed the former Watford striker a two-year suspended sentence.

 Describing Smart (shown left) as having a 'drink problem', the judge handed the former Watford striker a two-year suspended sentence

Describing Smart (shown left) as having a 'drink problem', the judge handed the former Watford striker a two-year suspended sentence


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