A FATHER who had half his ear bitten off during a fight in Woking last year has said he does not believe justice was done after his attacker was jailed for three years on Monday.
Mithilan Kathirgamanthan, 26, was sentenced after admitting grevious bodily harm with intent in connection with the incident in The Broadway on August 2.
Prosecutors dropped charges against Kugan Kathirgamanthan, 30, of Brooklyn Road, Woking, Sayanthan Kathirgamanathan, 25, of Elmbridge Lane, Woking, and Alex Hutton, 26, from Harrow, west London.
Philip Raynes, who had to undergo substantial plastic surgery as a result of his injuries, missed the court hearing because he was on his way back from a holiday in Barbados.
The middle third of his ear was torn off during the assault.
The father of four, who runs a construction company, said he had attempted to move on despite his injuries and was surprised to hear the case had reached court on Monday.
“There was a lack of victim support, even when I left the country I signed a declaration form telling them I was going to leave and there was no problem with that,” he said.
“I don’t think this is justice because he will be out in, what a year-and-a-half?
“But then this is England, what do you expect, you get sentences like this.
Mr Raynes said he was put on sleeping tablets by doctors in the weeks after the attack.
“I run a business so I’ve got responsibilities, so I had no choice but to continue what I was doing and get on with it,” he said.
“The surgeons who were treating me were absolutely disgusted. I think they were mainly shocked that another human being could do something like this.”
Mr Raynes said he could still remember what happened during the incident, which was caught on CCTV as he and Mithilan Kathirgamanthan tussled on the ground.
The attacker had been out with his friends drinking and celebrating his birthday.
“I remember walking along the road with my friends and my wife,” mr Raynes said.
“I’m not intimidated by this at all, I’ve got my four kids and my family.”
Kathirgamanathan, also of Elmbridge Lane, Woking, will serve half his sentence on licence.