A YOB who glassed a reveller outside a pub before throwing a recycling bin and punching another man has been jailed.

Explaining the shocking explosion of street violence Matthew Smith went on to tell police he had downed 10 pints that night as well as 15 shots.

The 22-year-old of Chedworth Drive, Witney, claimed he could remember little about why he had lashed out in the early hours.

Smith had already admitted two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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He was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court yesterday for that episode of violence upon his two victims.

Outlining the case prosecutor Robert Lindsey said the violence took place outside The New Inn pub, Corn Street, Witney at about 1.40am on August 29 this year.

The first victim of the two assaults was leaving the pub when Smith followed him and 'pushed him from behind.'

As the man turned around Smith then 'shoved a glass into his face' causing the glass to smash.

That man suffered cuts and bleeding to the face.

It was soon after that Smith's second victim approached after seeing him behaving aggressively.

Smith went on to 'throw a recycling bin at him' knocking him to the ground, before proceeding to punch him a number of times.

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During the onslaught the victim lost consciousness for 30 seconds.

The police were called and Smith was arrested where he told officers he had drunk 10 pints and had about one gramme of cocaine.

He also said he had drunk 15 shots.

While under arrest he said to police: "They ran at me so I kicked the f**k out of them."

He later said during police interview that he couldn't remember much of the night and added: "When I see red I can't remember."

Smith went on to admit the two offences.

It was also revealed at the sentencing hearing that he was handed a suspended jail term of 14 months, suspended for two years, just one month previously in July.

That was for a separate incident of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

In mitigation Rhianna Fricker, defending, said her client had 'expressed remorse' for what he had done.

She added that Smith had struggled with anger issues for some time and would use his time in prison to take courses including a construction class in order to work in the building trade on his release.

She said that her client had pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity.

Sentencing, Judge Ian Pringle QC called the attack 'completely unprovoked.'

Smith was jailed for a total of two and a half years - made up of 16 months for the two assaults and a further 14 months for the previously imposed suspended sentence order.

He must also pay a statutory victim surcharge.