A Russian 'Hannibal Lecter' left a dinner date horrifically disfigured after biting off her ears, nose and fingertips.
Monster Anatoliy Ezhkov had invited 41-year-old nurse Irina Gonchar to his apartment for a romantic evening at a hostel in Kurgan, central Russia, after meeting her online.
But after plying her with alcohol he battered the horrified brunette senseless before tying her up with a cord and sinking his teeth into her flesh.The 45-year-old who is thought to have been high on drugs then tried to strangle her.
But because of the amount of blood couldn't get a firm grip on her neck.
Instead he proceeded to rip off her ears, nose and fingertips with his teeth as well as taking chunks out of her spine during the ordeal which lasted four hours.
The woman was eventually rescued after neighbours, hearing the woman's screams, called the police.
She was taken to hospital suffering from concussion, a rib fracture and severe wounds to the rest of her body.
A relative of the woman told local media: 'This torture lasted for four hours, this man tore at her body with his teeth, she is positive he tried to kill her. 'He tried to smother her, but her neck was covered by blood and his hands got slippy. 'Neighbours heard screams but they are used to these things as there are lots of alcoholics living in the hostel.' After being questioned the man was released on police bail until the court hearing.
A shocked family member, who was not named, told local media: 'How could the cops let him go? What if he breaks into her flat after she is sent home and tries to kill her?' Local Ludmila Zalomskaya said: 'I am shocked with this story and even more shocked he was released.