TWO yobs admitted their part in a racist attack where a South Korean student was struck in the face with a bottle.

Yehsung Kim’s teeth were smashed when he was confronted by Bradley Garrett and Louis Barrett in North Street, Brighton.

The teenagers, who were aged 15 and 17 at the time, appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the attack on the University of Sussex student.

Mr Kim had left a student meeting when he was accosted and a passerby recorded the sickening moment that Garrett struck him in the face with a champagne bottle.

The video footage went viral and sparked outrage.

Mr Kim said when the bottle was thrown at him he asked the boy why he had done it. The response was, “because you are ******* Asian”.

The Argus:


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The group also allegedly made racist gestures at him and monkey noises.

Today Garrett turned 18, and can now be identified for his crime.

He admitted attempted wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

Louis Barrett, now 19, admitted racist harassment, and a racist common assault.

The pair face sentencing on Monday after their hearing was adjourned at Lewes Crown Court.

They could be jailed.

Previously The Argus reported that Mr Kim, now 22, had to return home to South Korea for dental treatment following the attack on October 15, 2017.

An online Crowdfunding campaign raised nearly £3,000 to help him.

Garrett, of Pierces Lane, Haywards Heath, appeared in court wearing a green jumper and jeans, and was represented by Sarah Taite, who asked for his case to be delayed until Monday.

The Argus:

He tried to hide his face as he left Lewes Crown Court.

Meanwhile Barrett, of Temple Grove, Burgess Hill, represented by Marilyn Vitte, appeared in court in a white shirt and black trousers. Outside court he swore at The Argus reporter.

The Argus:

The judge, Recorder Nicola Shannon, told the pair: “You both should be very much aware these are extremely serious offences and potentially you stand to go to custody.

“Be under no illusions that you will be able to walk out of court on Monday.”