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Man 'bit off own mother's fingertip' in Perth attack

A man has appeared in court charged with biting off part of his own mother's finger.

Kieran Fletcher is accused of attacking Tracy Fletcher at a flat in Perth on Tuesday by forcing her onto a bed and repeatedly punching her and biting her.

The 32-year-old, of Stirling, is also accused of attacking and struggling with police officers.

He made no plea or declaration, and was remanded in custody following a brief hearing at Perth Sheriff Court.

Fletcher is accused of attacking his mother by seizing her by the body, struggling with her and forcing her onto a bed before straddling her. The charge alleges that he repeatedly punched her on the face and body, bit her on the hand and bit off the tip of her finger to her severe injury, impairment and disfigurement.

He is also charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, repeatedly threatening police officers with violence and spitting on and headbutting a police officer.

A fourth charge alleges he resisted two police officers by lashing out with his arms and legs. He is alleged to have been subject to two bail orders at the time.

The case was continued for further examination.

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