An electrician who accepted a challenge to a fight came off best and earned himself just under four years’ prison.
Terrell Morris agreed to the confrontation instigated by Jamie Morgan, Bristol Crown Court heard.
The court was told Morris got the upper hand.
But when his adversary appeared to be unconscious, Morris continued to attack him with a least one kick and repeated punches.
Mr Morgan sustained a serious head injury as a result.
Morris, 28, of Lytton Grove in Horfield, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent in Down Road, Alveston, on May 15.
Judge Michael Longman jailed him for three years and nine months.
He told Morris: “It all happened in broad daylight in front of members of the public, one with two children.
“It was not initiated by you.
“I take account of the mitigation and references.
“They do present a positive side to you and your background.
“You had a difficult background, the opposite of privileged.
“You have made good and you’ve done well, with a trade and business.
“It is unfortunate that by your own actions you are putting something of a barrier to that.”
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Mark Worsley, prosecuting, said Mr Morgan did not cooperate with the prosecution and did not give a victim personal statement.
Charley Pattison, defending, said her client had a difficult start in life but had worked hard to be an electrician.
She told the court: “He acted in a moment of madness. He has a lot going for him.
“He was trying so hard to take the right steps and take the right direction.
“He is not the person that does this.
“It has been difficult to come to terms with.
“It is his first time in custody.”