A VIOLENT man has been jailed for two years after he repeatedly punched someone, causing them to suffer facial fractures.

Bujar Ibishi, of Warburton Road, Twickenham, attacked the victim on Ascot High Street in the early hours of January 28 last year.

The 27-year-old was convicted by a unanimous jury following a trial at Reading Crown Court, which finished on March 8.

He was later sentenced at the same court and ordered to pay compensation of £1,000 for the offence of grievous bodily harm.

At around 2.55am, Ibishi repeatedly punched a man in his 20s, until another member of the public bravely used her body to shield the man from further attack.

The victim suffered fractures to his face and he is continuing his recovery.

Ibishi, who was charged on July 14, 2018, was detained by door staff from a club on Ascot High Street, officers then arrested him.

Detective constable Chris Jamieson, of Force CID based at Maidenhead police station, said: “Thames Valley Police will not tolerate those who seek to carry out violent and unprovoked assaults on other members of the public.

“I hope that the conviction and sentencing of Ibishi, brings some closure to the victim who was assaulted and received serious injuries.

“I would also like to thank the victim for supporting our investigation.”