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Man jailed over vicious revenge attack with baseball bat

A man with "a long history of violent crime" has been jailed for carrying out a "vicious" revenge attack which saw two victims beaten with a baseball bat.

Sean Bonar, 26, left a gathering at a flat in Glasgow's Knightswood area in January after an argument.

When Douglas Brown and Andrew Workman later left the flat, Bonar and another man attacked them.

Bonar, who pleaded guilty, was jailed for six years and told he would be supervised for four years on release.

'Significant risk'

Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Bannatyne told Bonar: "You are a significant risk to the general public. You have a lengthy and analogous record.

"These offences involved the use of a weapon - a baseball bat. They were vicious in character and were in reality revenge attacks."

The court previously heard that Mr Brown and Mr Workman were at a friend's flat in Knightswood when Bonar turned up.

Bonar eventually left after getting into a row with Mr Workman.

When Mr Workman and Mr Brown later went out, they were ambushed by Bonar and an unknown accomplice in the street.

Prosecutor Sheena Fraser described it as a "concerted attack". Mr Workman was hit with a baseball bat by Bonar's friend before the accused kicked and punched him.

The victim lay curled up as he desperately tried to protect himself.

Bonar then turned on Mr Brown - beating him before throwing him to the ground.

'Repeatedly kicked'

Ms Fraser said: "He continued to repeatedly kick him on the head and body as he lay there."

The attacks only ended when a resident yelled they were calling police and the two men fled.

Mr Workman went to help his blood-soaked friend, who was lying motionless slumped against a car.

He was helped inside before both victims were treated at hospital.

Bonar was later traced by police and found to have blood on his trousers, socks and phone.

The court heard Mr Brown suffered bleeding on the brain as a result of the assault.

Mr Workman was left scarred for life after needing a large number of staples for a wound to his head.

Solicitor advocate Richard Lobjoie, defending, said: "Mr Bonar has a long history of violent crime. Ironically just before this offence he was making his best effort to keep out of trouble."

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