A man was jailed after shocking CCTV footage showed him knocking out a rival in the street.
Michael English, 30, punched the 49-year-old victim twice outside Gi-Gi’s fast-food restaurant in Middlesbrough.
The video showed the man crashing to the ground on July 9, 2016, after the two men had squared up when English, from Middlesbrough, asked him for a lighter.
The father-of-two was unconscious for around ten minutes after his head crashed against the pavement following the attack at 2.15am.
Doctors placed him in an induced coma when he arrived at hospital with a bleed on his brain.
Surgeons eventually put a titanium plate in his head after removing a blood clot.
But the victim has never been the same since and says he lost 90 per cent of his mental health.
He spoke about the impact on his life in a statement read to Teesside Crown Court.
He said: ‘He’s ruined my life. Everything I had has been taken from me. I’ve never hurt anyone, ever. I want the person who did this to me to receive the justice deserved.’
English, who had two previous convictions for street assaults, received a 22 month sentence.
He had admitted grievous bodily harm.