A Chelmsford man who attacked a pub goer with a pool cue leaving him with a fractured skull has been jailed for more than six years.
Lloyd Kenlen launched an unprovoked attack on a 34-year-old man at the Red Beret pub in Chelmsford just after 8pm on July 6, 2015.
The 27-year-old of The Green, Chelmsford, followed the victim out of the pub in Melbourne Avenue armed with a pool cue, struck him on the head from behind and kicked and punched him to the ground.
The man suffered a fractured skull as well as a cut to his scalp and bruising and swelling to his face.
Unemployed Kenlen fled from the scene but was later arrested in Baddow and charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He initially denied the offence but changed his plea to guilty at the start of his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Kenlen was sentenced to six years and eight months imprisonment at the same court on Friday, February 12, 2016 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.
Investigating Officer Dc Martin Amundsen said: “Kenlen launched an unprovoked attack on an innocent pub goer while under the influence of alcohol. He is a dangerous and violent man and I am pleased to see he has been taken off the streets of Essex for a considerable length of time.