A 58-YEAR-old man suddenly bit a woman while the pair were on a sofa watching TV in a shocking unprovoked attack, a city court heard.

Richard Walker, of Cripplegate House, St Clements Close, has been warned jail is a possibility in his case after magistrates heard details of the attack in Worcester on March 30 this year.

The 'forceful' bite left his victim with golf ball size swelling, according to prosecutors.

When the charge of assault a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm was put to Walker he replied "Guilty, 100 per cent".

Worcester News: COURT: Richard Walker leaving Worcester Magistrates CourtCOURT: Richard Walker leaving Worcester Magistrates Court (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

Tom Wickstead, prosecuting, said: "The defendant and complainant were sat together in their flat drinking. 

"The defendant had drunk a combination of whiskey and beers between 6pm and 9pm. 

"The defendant was sitting on the sofa watching television [with the victim]. 

"Completely unprovoked the defendant bit her on the face, to her left side cheek, jaw area."

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The prosecutor said Walker's bite had been with "as much force as he could" and said the victim was left with an injury that swelled to the size of a golf ball. 

Mr Wickstead added Walker had been remorseful throughout his police interviews. 

Omer Hussain, defending Walker in Court Room 1 at Worcester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, (August 15), said the defendant had continued to show remorse in admitting the bite.

He described it as a domestic incident and said Walker and the victim remained together, adding they intended to live together in future. 

Worcester News: CASE: Richard Walker's case was heard at Worcester Magistrates CourtCASE: Richard Walker's case was heard at Worcester Magistrates Court

The solicitor said, due to the domestic nature in the background of the case, it was likely there would need to be a pre-sentence report. 

Jacqueline De Sousa, chairman of the magistrates bench, asked Walker to stand. 

The chairman said they would adjourn for the report where "all options" would be considered - including a prison sentence.

"You must co-operate with the probation service in the interviews for the report," the chairman added. 

She explained to Walker he must attend his sentence which will take place on the morning of September 5, warning failure to end the court hearing would be a criminal offence.