A man who beheaded his girlfriend while she was still alive bit a police officer twice in hospital, a court heard.
Police discovered the body of 18-year-old Reema Ramzan in a Sheffield flat after she had been stabbed in the shoulder and her head had been removed.
Her partner Aras Hussein, aged 21, had stabbed himself in the chest after the killing, stripped off his blood-stained clothes and was found naked by police at his flat in Herries Road, Sheffield.
He denies murder but admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
In a statement read out, South Yorkshire Police’s DC Christopher Blincow told Sheffield Crown Court Mr Hussein had violently resisted treatment in hospital after the attack and had to be sedated.
He bit DC Blincow twice when medical staff attempted to give him medication.
DC Blincow said: “He suddenly jumped up and stood on his bed. He was moving very fast, jumping on the foot of his bed.
“My initial thoughts were that Mr Hussein was trying to make good his escape.”
He then realised Hussein was not trying to escape, but attack those in the room, the court heard.
DC Blincow added: “At that moment I thought he was going to seriously injure someone – whether nurses, doctors or patients.”
The officer then tried but failed to get hold of Hussein because he was covered in blood, and the two fell to the floor, the court heard.
Hussein was ‘snarling unintelligible words and sounds’.
He told the court Hussein then bit his right forearm, causing him to shout out in pain, before sinking his teeth into the officer’s left side. Medical staff then sedated him.
DC Blincow added: “Due to his ferocious violence I didn’t feel able to let go of Mr Hussein for assistance on my personal radio. If I had let go he would have hurt other people or myself.”
In another read statement, prison officer Stacey Wilson said: “He would stare in a scary manner at females. His facial expression led me to believe that he was about to flip at any moment.”
The trial continues.