A thug who attacked his neighbour with a screwdriver and hit him over the head with a glass coffee table has been jailed.
Craig Brown previously admitted the vicious assault, which took place at a flat in Cairncry Court in Aberdeen on September 13 last year.
He robbed his victim, who has a degenerative disease, of his bank card, mobile phone and television valued at £1,000.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, the 38-year-old was jailed for two years for the “frightening, prolonged attack”.
The court previously heard Brown repeatedly punched the man and hit him with a screwdriver.
He also threatened to kill him and struck him with a glass table as well as restraining him and biting him on the head.
His victim was left with severe injuries and permanent scarring.
Fiscal depute Lucy Simpson said Brown had been drinking before he entered his neighbour’s flat at around 5pm.
After a disagreement between the two, she said he had “started to behave aggressively, throwing items around the kitchen”.
He then told the man he would “lay into him” and began punching him.
Ms Simpson said: “Brown picked up a screwdriver and struck him on the head and body and told him not to get up or he would kill him.”
He then grabbed a coffee table and hit the man with it, causing it to shatter across the room.
The victim was eventually able to escape and ask a neighbour for help. Police later found him “covered in blood” sitting on the front step of the building and took him to hospital, where he remained for three days.
Defence agent David Sutherland said his client had struggled with the absence of both of his parents and had issues with drug and alcohol misuse.
He said: “He needs to get his life into order.”
Agreeing, Sheriff Morag McLaughlin said: “It’s a very serious matter – a frightening, prolonged attack.”
She jailed Brown, who admitted assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and robbery, for 24 months and put him on a year-long supervision order after his release.