A TOTTON man has been jailed for ten years, with an extended period of licence of five years, for bottling his friend in a "sustained attack".

Bradie Mark Shkensberg, 27 of Salisbury Road, Totton, had admitted assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, assault by beating and kidnap at a previous hearing.

The court heard that Shkensberg assaulted a 29-year-old man by hitting him with three glass bottles and biting him at an address in Ashurst on December 14 last year.

He then forced a motorist to drive him away from the scene and back to Totton.

Shkensberg pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), one count of kidnapping and one count of assault.

Speaking after today's hearing, Detective Constable Marie Harding said: “Shkensberg’s unprovoked violence on that night directly impacted on three people, as well as having an effect on others who witnessed what he did. His actions could have led to more serious consequences.

“I hope that today’s sentence gives some degree of closure and reassurance to the victims so they can now move on with their lives.”

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