A man who has been convicted for his part in a vicious attack has been sent to prison for 12 years.

Daryl Long, 35, of York Road, Southend, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and robbery after a two week trial.

The court heard that Long, with another attacker, Scott Foskett, 35, attacked a man in his home in Marine Parade, Lowestoft back in November 2015.

The pair entered the home and beat the 50-year-old victim around the head, leaving him seriously injured.

The attack left him with multiple facial fractures and a swelling on the brain.

The victim was in hospital for four months in a life-threatening condition followed by several more months in a rehabilitation centre.

He has since made a good recovery but still suffers side effects from the injuries he sustained.

Following a police investigation, three men were charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and robbery.

Ipswich Crown Court found the third man not guilty at the conclusion of the trial.

Long was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Scott Foskett, of Ashfield Crescent, Lowestoft, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

In October 2017 Scott Foskett appeared before Ipswich Crown Court.

He then pleaded guilty to committing grievous bodily harm in a separate incident which took place on July 22, 2017, in Pinewood Avenue, Lowestoft.

Following an altercation with a 36-year-old man, Foskett attacked the victim in an alleyway, knocking him to the ground before kicking him in the head several times.

The victim sustained facial injuries.

He was sentenced to an additional two years in prison, to be served concurrently.

Detective Sergeant John Beales, from Suffolk Police, said: “The despicable attack carried out by Foskett and Long was made worse for all those involved by the defendants’ failure to admit their part throughout a two-year long investigation.

“The victim is still suffering effects of the dreadful ordeal.

“I would like to commend him for his courage in his ongoing recovery.

“I hope this result brings some closure and enables him to move on with his life.”