A DRUNKEN thug who attacked a man with a metal pole was spared a prison sentence.

Callum Goodall assaulted Nick Ford in Brighton.

He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court last month where it was revealed he carried out a “sustained and repeated assault”.

The court was told how a “weapon was brandished” by the 32-year-old.

Goodall admitted assault, and possession of an offensive weapon in public, namely a metal bar.

It happened on November 3 last year.

Meanwhile Goodall also admitted drink-driving in a Volkswagen in Marine Parade in Brighton and driving without valid insurance.

That incident took place on the same day, where it was revealed he was twice the legal limit.

Goodall, of Meadowview, Brighton, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.

He was ordered to pay £250 compensation to Mr Ford.

Magistrate Eve Vamvas fined Goodall £240, with a £128 surcharge and £85 costs.

The magistrate also ordered him to complete 120 hours of unpaid work and 25 rehabilitation sessions.

Goodall was banned from driving for 18 months.