A man has been jailed for 20 weeks after a judge heard he bit his sister during a struggle.

Matthew Burger was already under a community order for an earlier offence on his then ex-girlfriend when became involved in the incident on October 4.

Mehran Nassiri prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court Burger had been out drinking in Huddersfield with his sister Robinne and other friends on the evening of October 3.

Afterwards they returned to the home of a friend and Burger subsequently fell asleep but was woken around 5am by his sister wanting to go home.

Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court

Words were exchanged and he threw a burger box at her. There was a struggle during which he was scratched by her and he then put her in a headlock and bit her shoulder on two occasions, not breaking the skin but bruising her.

Mr Nassiri said her friends then set on Burger and he received injuries.

Carl Kingsley representing him said the earlier assault was the catalyst for the offence that night because his sister had remonstrated with Burger about getting back with the girl who was the victim.

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Burger, 23 of Knaresborough Drive, Huddersfield admitted assaulting his sister.

Jailing him for a total of 20 weeks Judge Guy Kearl QC said: “I am told there is a degree of reconciliation with your sister and your family I can only hope that will continue after your release.”