A man has been jailed for 13 years for the attempted murder of a pub doorman.

Unemployed Michael Barrow, 45, of Milward Road, Hastings, tried to stab a member of door staff at Wetherspoons in Havelock Road shortly before midnight on Saturday July 6 last year.

He had been ejected from the pub a short while earlier for being drunk, went home, and returned with a 10" kitchen knife which he used repeatedly to try to stab the man, only being restrained by staff, patrons in the pub, and by police when they arrived minutes later.

He was detained and no one was injured apart from a staff member who was attacked, sustaining bruising to his hand.

Detective Constable Rob Mitchell-Davis said; "This was a very serious incident, which could have become even worse but for the prompt reactions of those who went to the doorman's aid.”

Barrow was jailed at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.