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.
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