A THUG who left a man with a brain injury, a fractured skull and shattered jaw was jailed on Wednesday for 28 months.

Connor Campbell, 21, from Dumbarton, admitted assaulting lorry driver James MacMartin, 47, to his severe injury and to the danger of his life under provocation.

The attack took place on September 26, last year, at Dumbarton Road, at Peel Street, Glasgow.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Campbell, who had been at a football match, and Mr MacMartin, who had earlier attended a funeral, clashed in the Stumps Bar in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow.

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Mr MacMartin followed Campbell out and struck the first blow, but was then felled by a flurry of blows from Campbell.

Prosecutor Erin Campbell said: “Around 9pm Mr McMartin and the accused Campbell engaged in a stand-up fight outside the bar.

“The cause of the altercation is not known.”

The court heard that witnesses described seeing Mr MacMartin fall to the ground striking his head on the roadway and Campbell punching him three or four times to the head while he was on the ground.

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The court heard that Mr MacMartin had to undergo a brain operation and had to have metal plates and screws inserted in his jaw.

Ms Campbell added: “Mr MacMartin, who was formerly a lorry driver, has had his driving licence suspended by the DVLA due to the severity of his brain injury."

Defence counsel Louise Arrol said: “An argument developed in the pub and he left. He was followed by Mr MacMartin who struck the first blow.”

Judge Lord Burns sentenced Campbell to two years and four months.

He said: "This serious assault was devastating for the victim both physically and from an employment point of view."