Glamour model chewed woman’s EAR off when she complained she was using her phone at the wheel
A GLAMOUR model road rage driver bit into a woman’s ear when she was told off for using her phone.
Chloe Hammond, 27, faces an “immediate, long custodial sentence” after lashing out at her victim in the middle of busy central London traffic.
Hammond – also known as Chloe Rebelle – was blaring her horn at pedestrians while at a standstill near Embankment Pier, a court heard said.
She was allegedly on her phone and not paying attention to the road.
Victim Julie Holloway was attacked when she told Hammond off for having her mobile at the wheel.
She began biting into her ear before parking her silver Audi TT and returning to kick Ms Holloway in the stomach.
She allegedly called Ms Holloway a “f****** ugly c***”, and “ugly b****” and an “old biddy” during the violent daylight brawl on March 19.
Christian Moll, prosecuting, said a witness described Hammond as “thrashing around like a dog with a chew toy” when she latched onto her victim’s ear, he added.
After someone else recovered the missing chunk of ear in a piece of tissue, Ms Holloway was rushed to St Thomas’ A&E department and eventually required reconstructive surgery to “make the ear look as normal as possible”.
Ms Holloway said she had been on her way to a boat party before the alleged assault.
She said: “I felt her bite my ear. I couldn’t get her off me because she just lunged on to my ear.
“It was chaos at the time, because my ear was on the floor. I didn’t know what had really happened to me at the time.
“I didn’t grasp what had actually happened.
“There was blood all over me, there was blood all over on e of the girls and I just didn’t know that my ear had gone missing as such until someone picked it up off the floor.
“It’s quite disturbing to say the least.”
Hammond, of Raleigh, Essex, was contacted after shocked onlookers took video recordings and CCTV images captured her fleeing the scene.
She voluntarily attended an interview at Charing Cross Police Station two days after the brawl.
Jurors heard she accused her victim of “banging on her vehicle causing dents to the side” as well as calling her a “Botox b*****”.
Mr Moll said: “She also denied biting the complainant on the ear on numerous occasions in the course of that interview, although now it would appear she accepts that by virtue of her plea.”
Hammond had already admitted a lesser alternative of unlawful wounding prior to the trial but that plea was not accepted by the prosecution.
She was ultimately found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after jurors took just 90 minutes to deliberate.
Giving the verdict and refusing her bail, Judge Philip Bartle, QC said: “If this is category one, the starting point is 12 years’ imprisonment; if it is category two, the starting point is six years.
“I can think of no conceivable outcome that will not result in an immediate, long custodial sentence.”
She was remanded in custody ahead of sentence at Southwark Crown Court on November 23.