A TEENAGER left his victim with a bleed on the brain after kicking him twice as he lay prone on the floor.

Mark Tvestanov, 19, and his friends approached the victim in Colchester town centre and made false accusations he had attacked his ex-girlfriend.

They then followed him towards North Hill where another teenager set upon the victim and knocked him to the ground.

Tsvetanov then piled in with two kicks.

The victim was knocked out and woke to find himself in an ambulance.

He suffered amnesia and fractures to his temple and eye socket which led to a bleed on the brain.

Some 18 months after the attack in January 2019 he still has dizzy spells and headaches.

Tsvetanov, of East Stockwell Street, Colchester, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

The boy was given a referral order earlier this year and made to pay compensation.

However, Tsvetanov was handed given an 18 month term in a Young Offender Institution by Judge David Turner QC at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Evelyn Hicks, mitigating, said Bulgarian Tsvetanov would likely lose his bid for British citizenship because of the conviction and that he had turned his life around since the attack.

“He would react totally differently if this happened now,” she said.

Judge Turner said: “You perpetrated a vicious and ugly assault.

“It was two on one, it was in public, it was in the day time and the injuries were serious.

“He has been left with severe consequences for which you must take responsibility.

“You were the adult in the group and should not have reacted in the way you did.”