A Sheffield man attacked his victim with a stick, after he was provoked and verbally assaulted, a court heard.

Liam Nasser, 34, attacked a person in front of the Rocker Flats courtyard, Sheffield on 23 July 2020.

It all started when Nasser heard shouting coming from outside the building, from someone wanting to pick up a fight with him. 

Sheffield crown court heard, Nasser, who had a personal history with the man, lost his temper when the man outside his flat called him racial slurs.

Nasser, then, went outside, grabbed a stick and began to beat the victim, who was armed with a vodka bottle, multiple times before causing him serious injuries to his head and back. 

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he had to be treated for fractures to his head, ribs and wounds on his back and his occiput.

Defending, Richard Nadals, said Nasser was simply protecting himself in the face of imminent danger. 

He adds: “The defendant has been dealing with a lot of anxiety and was suffering from depression, which mixed with his ADHD was why he lost his temper and went too far.”

“His troubled past, his failed marriage and the history with the other person were the reason why he was set off the way he was.”

Judge Taryn Turner sentenced the defendant to two years and two weeks of immediate imprisonment.