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Andrew Toseland noise-complaint-beating teenager jailed

Andrew Toseland
Image caption Andrew Toseland now lives in a care home and cannot walk

A teenager has been jailed for his part in an attack that left a man in a coma outside his flat after asking a group of people to stop making noise.

Brandon Fisher, 19, was jailed for 27 months by a judge at Portsmouth Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

Victim Andrew Toseland, 49, is not likely to recover after the attack in Forton Road, Gosport, in August 2012.

His brother was also injured in the attack by Fisher, of Old Road, Gosport.

Mr Toseland will require long-term care and is no longer able to walk.

Fisher's plea was made on the basis he had a subordinate role in the assault.

Another man, 19-year-old Samuel Armstrong of Sherwood Road, Gosport, is due to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Mr Toseland and actual bodily harm on his brother.

The court heard Fisher did not attack Mr Toseland but held back the victim's brother Robert, while Armstrong carried out the assault.

Fisher told Armstrong to stop when he realised the assault was so severe, the court was told.

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