A MAN who was jailed for ten years for an "out of character" attack that left his victim brain damaged is back behind bars following another vicious assault.

In the latest incident, Lee William da Silva, 29, assaulted Hayden Haines causing him actual bodily harm in Taunton on March 3.

da Silva, who pleaded guilty to the offence at Taunton Magistrates' Court yesterday (Wednesday), was sent to prison for 17 weeks.

The magistrates told him they had no option but to jail him because of the seriousness of the offence, committed while he had been drinking, and due to his previous record of violent offences.

They did not order a pre-sentence report as da Silva is already a serving prisoner in Bridgend.

He was also ordered to pay a £114 victim surcharge, but there was no order to pay compensation as the prosecution provided "insufficient details".

da Silva was jailed for ten years after he inflicted severe head injuries on Corin Englebert in an attack which started in Fore Street, Taunton, and carried on into High Street in January 2011.

A court heard that da Silva, who was living in Winchester Street at the time, intervened when he saw Mr Engelbert arguing with a woman, punching him to the floor before kicking him several times in the head.

The attack on Mr Engelbert, who has since died in a home in Wales from sepsis due to bronchial pneumonia as a result of the head injury, was descried as "unprovoked", although police said it was "out of character".

da Silva was released from prison after serving half his sentence.