A TEENAGE thug involved in a racist bottle attack on a South Korean student completed just six hours of unpaid work before lockdown.

Bradley Garrett, 18, smashed a Champagne bottle into the face of Yehsung Kim in Brighton city centre.

It was an “unprovoked and cowardly” attack, a court heard.

Meanwhile his older pal Louis Barrett, 20, created a “febrile atmosphere of hatred and aggression” using racist gestures and throwing a bottle at Mr Kim.

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Mr Kim, who was walking home with friends, faced racist gestures. Barrett hurled a bottle at him and missed and when Mr Kim asked why he had been targeted, Barrett said: “Because you are a f****** Asian.”

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Louis Barrett outside court last year

Then Garrett thrust the wine bottle into the student’s face in a moment that was caught on a shocking video that went viral.

The attack left Mr Kim needing £2,000 worth of dental surgery and sparked a fundraising effort to help him.

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Barrett was jailed for one year and eight months for his role, while Garrett was given a two-year suspended prison sentence by Judge Stephen Mooney in October.

But Garrett, who was 15 at the time of the attack in 2017, was ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work.

The judge told him: “Mr Garrett you were swept along by the language of your co-accused and lashed out with a bottle causing most unpleasant injuries.

“Be under no illusion, if I see you again, for breach of your suspended sentence or new offences you will be going directly to prison.”

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Bradley Garrett leaving court in October

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But at a Skype hearing held by Lewes Crown Court, Piers Reed, prosecuting, told the court that Garrett had not complied with his suspended sentence order.

Mr Reed said Garrett, of Pierces Lane, Haywards Heath, had attended three out of ten sessions with the probation service.

It was also revealed that between November and the lockdown at the end of March Garrett did just six hours of the unpaid work he was ordered to do.

At the hearing, Judge Mooney said he could not re-sentence the teenager because he could not be seen on the Skype call.

The judge said: “I remember this case and I remember the defendant Bradley Garrett extremely well.

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“I need to express how frustrated and irritated I am with him. I am sure he can hear me. I did tell him that he did not want to see me again. It’s probably just as well he can’t.

“I am massively irritated, disappointed, and angry that Bradley Garrett has not appreciated the precarious nature of his position.”

The judge told Andrew Stephens, defending, that Garrett ought to be writing a letter to explain himself “pretty quickly”.

Louis Barrett, of Temple Grove, Burgess Hill, was jailed for admitting racist harassment and racist common assault.

Bradley Garrett meanwhile admitted attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm.

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Mr Kim previously spoke with The Argus and thanked the public for the help and support they gave.

He said: “Everything has pros and cons in life. But I still struggle mentally and emotionally.”