A man who carried out a street attack leaving his victim unconscious was today jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.
Mirajul Choudhury clashed with his victim Thomas Aitchison at 4.30am on Clasketgate in Lincoln city centre, but was pulled away by another man.
Lucy Jones, prosecuting, said that moments later Mr Aitchison swung a punch at Choudhury but missed and stumbled, ending up on the ground.
Choudhury then attacked him delivering a number of punches and kicking him leaving Mr Aitchison unconscious.
Miss Jones said: “Police officers stayed with Mr Aitchison until an ambulance arrived. He refused to go in the ambulance and refused to go to hospital.”
Choudhury walked away from the scene but was tracked by CCTV cameras and arrested on Broadgate.
Choudhury, 20, of Monks Road, Lincoln, admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident in the early hours of February 24 this year. He was jailed for 10 months.
George Wills, in mitigation, said it was a one-off incident and Choudhury did not have a record of violence.
He urged the court to impose a suspended jail sentence and said: “It is clear that this offence arises out of drink. He accepts that he needs to stay away from alcohol.”
Judge Simon Hirst told Choudhury: “I cannot suspend the sentence. Any man who kicks another man lying on the floor in these circumstances has to go immediately to prison.”