A MAN who repeatedly punched a reveller during a house party has been spared jail.

Kieren Hammond admitted at Oxford Crown Court yesterday one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Prosecutors said the 21-year-old of Park View Court, Witney, carried out the assault on July 22 2017.

Hammond was at a party when he 'lost his temper' with another man there and launched into an attack.

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During the violence he repeatedly punched his victim to the side of the head.

The onslaught resulted in a perforated ear drum for the victim.

In mitigation his defence team said that Hammond had no previous convictions and he now worked as a self-employed scaffolder.

Sentencing, Judge Ian Pringle QC ordered a six-month jail term, suspended for 18 months.

Hammond must also pay a statutory victim surcharge.