Moment businessman, 51, charges at man he left covered in bite marks

Moment successful businessman, 51, charges at a cricket coach he left covered in bite marks during a pub brawl because he was accidentally bumped into

  • Anthony Mears, 51, left Jarrad Davies, 23, with four deep bite marks on his body 
  • Mr Davies needed 30 days of medication to fight off infection after the attack 
  • He was so badly injured doctors initially thought he’d been attacked by a dog 
  • Mears had come home to Wales for Christmas after being based in Saudi Arabia 

The Welsh president of a successful Saudi Arabian company has been jailed for leaving a cricket coach covered in bite marks after sinking his teeth into him during a pub brawl when he went home for Christmas.

Anthony Mears, 51, ‘saw red’ after being accidentally bumped into by a friend of victim Jarrad Davies at the Wetherspoon pub in Aberdare, south Wales.

Company boss Mears told a friend ‘hold my cigarette’ before charging towards Mr Davies, 23, and biting him across the body.

Mr Davies went to hospital after the attack – where doctors thought he had been attacked by a dog.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the attack which showed Mears charge towards Mr Davies before wrestling him to the floor.

Mears was jailed for 21 months. 

Anthony Mears, 51, ‘saw red’ after being accidentally bumped into at a Wetherspoons in south Wales

Mr Davies went to hospital after the attack – where doctors thought he had been attacked by a dog

Mr Davies was left with four deep bite marks across his body and needed 40 days of medication to fight off infection.

Qualified accountant Mears had been recently based in Saudi Arabia as president at the Ma’aden Aluminium Company.

But the father of two had been back home in Aberdare for Christmas when the brawl broke out in on December 23.

He initially denied unlawful wounding but pleaded guilty after seeing CCTV footage of the attack.

Describing the attack Mr Davies, a child support worker and self-employed cricket coach, said: ‘He was like a bull who had seen red.

‘When we landed he started biting me – it was like a dog. I was left in one hell of a mess.’

Mears told a friend ‘hold my cigarette’ before charging towards Mr Davies, 23, and biting him in the shocking footage

He was left with four deep bite marks across his body and needed 40 days of medication to fight off infection

Describing the attack Mr Davies, a child support worker and self-employed cricket coach, said: ‘He was like a bull who had seen red’

Mears was jailed for 21 months, while Mr Davies’ father said he was proud his son didn’t react violently

Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke said: ‘This was clearly a repeated offence because there are four bite marks.

‘You used the equivalent of a weapon when you used your teeth.

‘You just cannot attack someone repeatedly in this way.’

The judge told Mears the fight began when Mr Davies’ friend ‘bumped into you accidentally’

She added: ‘Your reaction is to become violent.’ 

Speaking after the case Mr Davies’ father Todd Davies said: ‘This guy is almost my age. He shouldn’t be doing that. He is running a company with 800-odd employees. You should be operating at another level of professionalism.

‘You try and bring your kids up knowing what is right and wrong and with respect. I’m proud that Jarrad didn’t react violently but he ended up coming off much worse.’

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