Amble woman stands trial accused of biting woman’s face

Kelly Gair and son John with a photo of her late husband Alan.
Kelly Gair and son John with a photo of her late husband Alan.

An Amble woman is alleged to have bitten a woman’s face during a New Year’s Day out.

Kelly Gair, 35, of Links Avenue, is said to have left marks on Sarah Douglas’s face during an altercation at the Bede Street Club and faces a charge of assault.

A trial at Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court in Bedlington started yesterday.

The court heard from Miss Douglas, who said Gair had been having a ‘heated’ conversation with her friend as they were leaving the club at around 5.30pm.

She said she told her friend ‘we’re leaving’ and added: “At that point, she (Gair) turned round, grabbed a hold of my hair with both hands and as she did that I turned to face her.

“I grabbed her hair and said, ‘Kelly, is this what it has come to, hair pulling?’

“At that point she said, ‘don’t you laugh at me’. I smirked because I thought it was pathetic and at that point she bared her teeth and headed her face towards me.”

She said she felt Gair on her face and then remembered her face being covered in blood before the pair were parted and she went outside.

Defending, Stephen Graham said Miss Douglas was drunk and she had been poking Gair.

He added that Gair suffered similar injuries.

But Miss Douglas denied touching Gair other than pulling her hair.

Prosecuting, Jonathan Moore said Gair had also posted a message on Facebook an hour after the alleged incident saying ‘Sarah Douglas come fight me’ and ‘I’d kill u both in a second’, which referred to Miss Douglas and another female.

The trial continues.