Man who had his sack chewed off by crazy lady, now back together with her. Way to go buddy

A mother who was jailed for biting off her  partner’s testicles has been back in court after the pair rekindled their  romance.

Martin Douglas required emergency surgery and  19 stitches to re-attach his scrotum after the drunken assault by his  then-girlfriend Maria Topp.

But after rekindling their unlikely romance  Topp says she was ‘stabbed in the back’ by Mr Douglas after he reported her to  police for breaching her restraining order.

Topp, 45, admitted unlawfully and maliciously  inflicting grievous bodily harm as her trial at Newcastle Crown Court was about  to start last October.

The mother-of-four was handed a 12-month  sentence, suspended for 18 months, plus a restraining order which banned her  from contacting Mr Douglas.

However, after a ‘chance’ encounter in  Newcastle in March this year, the pair got back together again.

Topp, 45, had a ‘friendly chat’ with her  ex-flame when they bumped into each other in Yates’ wine bar in the city centre.

She then sent Mr Douglas a text asking ‘Do  you still love me?’

Topp and Mr Douglas resumed their old  relationship, which fizzled out again in June this year at which point Mr  Douglas reported Topp’s breach of her restraining order.

Appearing in Newcastle Magistrate’s Court  Topp pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order.

Prosecuting, David Thompson said: ‘This is a  breach of a restraining order where the relationship ended against a backdrop of  domestic violence for which Ms Topp was convicted in November last year.

‘She was made subject of an order that  essentially forbade any contact with Mr Douglas.

‘In March this year the parties had a chance  encounter and following that there was contact on her part with him.

She admitted breaching a restraining order at Newcastle Magistrates' Court

She admitted breaching a restraining order at Newcastle  Magistrates’ Court 

‘It prompted them to meet, it was initially  platonic but then developed into a resumption of the previous relationship.

‘There appears to have been an attempt by Mr  Douglas to lift the terms of the restraining order but that was not pursued.

‘The relationship ended after a day  out on  June 28 this year. It is fair to say it did not end amicably. He  then  complained about the breach of the order.’

Topp, of Washington, Tyne and Wear, was fined £150 and ordered to pay £15 a  week surcharge from her £40.50 a week Jobseeker’s  Allowance.

Elizabeth Dunbar, defending, said that Topp  had initially pleaded not guilty as  the terms of the order meant she could not  contact her former lover ‘without reasonable excuse.

The couple got back together after agreeing to just be friends but when it turned sour Topp was reported

The couple got back together after agreeing to just be  friends but when it turned sour Topp was reported

Ms Dunbar said: ‘It was unclear what this  meant. But she accepts that she made contact with him and asked if he still  loved her.

‘It is fair to say he invited this to happen  by having a relationship. When the relationship ended he contact police, and  that does seem very unfair.’

Speaking after the hearing, Ms Topp gave her  side of the story, she said: ‘I can’t remember biting off his testicles.

‘We had been drinking and he had bought me  some earrings for Valentine’s Day when we went back to his flat, then we started  to fight.’

She claims that she accidentally ripped off  his testicles as they tussled.

Ms Topp who first met Mr Douglas in 2005 said  that second time around, their relationship was mainly platonic.

She said: ‘The [second] relationship went on  between March and June and we would see each other now and again.

‘It wasn’t sexual, we would go out for meals  and drinks. I wasn’t ready for a full on relationship.’

According to Ms Topp the pair split after a  falling out when their car got stuck in Birtley, Gateshead on the day of a huge  storm in June.

She said: ‘The next thing I knew was when I  saw the police outside my flat and they said they had a complaint from Martin  Douglas saying I was harassing him with texts and phone calls.

‘I was arrested and charged with harassment  and breaching my order. I never thought he would do something like this. It is a  stab in the back. People think I am some sort of savage because of the testicle  thing but I’m not that sort of person.’

Dad-of-three Mr Douglas is a part time club  DJ and also works as a fork-lift truck driver.

The attack took place at his home in Waterloo  Street, Newcastle in February last year.

In an interview after the attack he said:  ‘The pain was like steam from a red-hot kettle burning you. The amount of blood  was unbelievable. I used to have a really high sex drive but now, nothing.’

However, he refused to comment following the  most recent court case.

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