A thug who launched an unprovoked and violent attack on a man after being ejected from a nightclub has been jailed.
The victim suffered serious facial injuries when he was punched in the face and struck with a motorbike helmet by Jack Langford.
His injuries included an orbital fracture, broken cheek bone, fractured nose and extensive bruising following the incident in the early hours of 5 September 2021 in High Street, Hucknall.
Langford, aged 28, of Langstrath Road, Clifton, was jailed for three years and three months after being convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court on 2 February.
He had just been thrown out of the club when he assaulted the victim who was sat on a motorbike outside the venue.
Langford punched the man in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
He then picked up the motorbike helmet and threw it with force at the victim’s face.
A doorman at the club intervened and threw Langford to the ground before he fled in the direction of the cemetery.
The victim required hospital treatment for his injuries and was left with no memory of the incident.
Detective Constable Bethany Sumner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“We were determined to get justice for the victim of this extremely unpleasant and completely unprovoked attack.
“Violent behaviour like this has no place on our streets and will always be met with a robust response by the force.
“A detailed and thorough investigation by detectives led to Langford being identified as the offender.
“He continued to deny any involvement in the incident but was found guilty by a jury.
“I’m pleased the judge has now seen fit to put him behind bars for a considerable period of time where he can reflect on his appalling behaviour.”