Wicked and sickening - that's how a judge has described the actions of a teenager who viciously attacked a man who'd asked him and his friends to be quiet. Richard Jones reports.
A teenager has been jailed for five years for beating a man so badly, he ended up in a coma and now needs 24-hour care for the rest of his life.
Samuel Armstrong, who is 19-years-old, pleaded guilty to the assault on Andrew Toseland after he told two teenagers to keep the noise down outside his home in Gosport.
Sentencing Armstrong today, Judge Sarah Munro said his crime had been 'wicked and sickening'.
Brandon Fisher has already been jailed for 27 months after admitting unlawful wounding on the basis he had a subordinate role in the vicious attack.
A teenager who took part in a brutal attack on a man because he asked a group of youths to stop making noise outside his flat in Hampshire has been jailed for 27 months.
Warehouseman Andrew Toseland, 49, suffered a severe head injury, was in a coma for two months and will need care for the rest of his life following the assault outside his flat in Gosport.
Brandon Fisher, 19, held back Mr Toseland's brother Robert as another teenager, Samuel Armstrong, kicked and stamped on their victim's head as he lay unconscious in a pool of blood, Portsmouth Crown Court was told. Fisher did not assault the brothers himself.
Armstrong, also 19, was also due to be sentenced but his barrister was ill and he will be dealt with at a later date.