A pair of drunk thugs who subjected a grieving man to a ‘vicious’ pub attack shortly after his brother’s funeral have been jailed.
Lester Beeson, 61, was sharing a quiet drink with friend Kevin Morgan at the Olton Tavern, Lode Lane, Solihull, after laying his brother to rest.
But when he asked a group of drunken louts on the next table to be quiet he was pelted with a banana skin and plastic shot glass.
When Mr Morgan stepped in to intervene, he was subjected to a violent attack by Reiss Johnson, 27, and Daniel Stirling, 22.
Dad-of-two Johnson then went on to attack grieving Mr Beeson, punching him to the floor and stamping on his face.
Birmingham Crown Court heard callous Johnson, of New Summer Street, Newtown, even sat down to finish his drink after the bloody attack.
He was jailed for 16 months after admitting two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Stirling, of Guernsey Drive, Smithswood, was jailed for six months after admitting the same charge against just Mr Morgan.
Footage of the sickening violence was released by police in a bid to track down Johnson and Stirling last May.
Jailing the pair, Recorder Simon Ward said: “ I take the view anyone who attacks somebody in a public house without provocation as you two did on the video simply has to go to prison.