Lukasz Szymanskin, 27, from Gordon Street has only one previous conviction involving shoplifting but Judge Thomas Teague, QC, jailed him for 15 months because of the seriousness of the attack.

Szymanski today pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm to Kamal Kaca.

Anthony Rose, defending, said that Lukasz Szymanskin  has lived in this country since he was 18 and if he goes back to his homeland in Poland, where he served in the army for a year, he could be called up to fight because of the mobilisation as a result of the Ukraine situation.

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