A THUG who left a man scarred for life in a drink-fuelled assault before carrying out a second attack in a Greenock street has been jailed.

David Kinmond, 32 — who is remanded in custody over a third criminal matter — was sentenced to 218 days imprisonment.

His first victim needed seven stitches to multiple head injuries and Kinmond repeatedly punched and kicked the other man on his head and body in an attack witnessed by police.

The town's sheriff court heard how Kinmond committed the first assault after inviting several people to his sister's house following a night out in Gourock on December 1 last year.

Prosecutor Pamela Brady said: "All present were extremely intoxicated and the accused struck the complainer on the head two or three times.

"Several police units attended.

"The complainer required four stitches to the left of his forehead and three stitches to the rear of his head.

"The opinion of a doctor was that the injuries would result in permanent scarring."

The court was told that Kinmond, of Dempster Street, struck again at Greenock's Container Way shortly after midnight on June 5 — unaware that he was seen by police officers in a passing car.

Fiscal depute Mrs Brady said: They officers saw the accused push the complainer to the ground before standing over him and punching and kicking him to the face and body.

"The accused was shouting at this point and was still acting aggressively towards the complainer, who was bleeding from his nose."

The injured man declined medical treatment and refused to give a statement, but the entire assault had been seen by the police anyway.

Defence lawyer David Tod said: "Mr Kinmond's use of alcohol had become problematic."