A judge has jailed two robbers who brutally attacked a man on his way to work leaving him traumatised and covered in his own blood.
Their victim, Paul Addinall, was walking to his job in Morley, Leeds on August 27 when he was approached from behind, Leeds Crown Court was told.
He was punched and kicked suffering cuts and grazes which, although not serious, caused him to bleed, said Judge Guy Kearl QC.
His phone, some cash and a Blockbuster card were stolen before his attackers left the scene.
But the pair, Thomas Proctor and Michael Varley, were caught later the same day.
The judge said that they boasted about what they had done. They had talked about the quantity of blood the thugs had left on their victim, said the judge.
Judge Kearl condemned the young attackers.
He added: “This was a purely gratuitous attack.”
The court was told that the psychological impact on Mr Addinall had been considerable.
Since the attack he was now nervous of going out into the street on his own and had even bought a push-bike so he no longer had to walk to work because of his fear of being approached.
Proctor, 21 of Flaxton Close, Beeston was jailed for three years nine months.
His accomplice Varley, 23 of West Grange Green, Leeds was also sentenced to three years behind bars.
Both had previously admitted robbery.
Summing up the case, Judge Kearl said it was an aggravating feature in Proctor’s case that he had only been released from his last sentence on licence about two weeks before the attack.