A MAN has been jailed after he assaulted an innocent teenager in Basingstoke.

Jordan House, 23, of Merton Road, Basingstoke, attacked the 18-year-old man in Oakridge Road at approximately 11pm on Friday, December 29, last year.

The victim, who was not known to House, suffered significant facial injuries, including a broken orbital bone, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Winchester Crown Court heard the attack was carried out after someone had allegedly stolen House’s girlfriend’s scooter along the same road a few days earlier.

House saw the victim on the road, and violently assaulted him, despite the victim having nothing to do with the previous incident, the court heard.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was jailed for three years and six months Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday, March 26.

Trainee Detective Constable Mike Cole, from Basingstoke CID, said: “Jordan House carried out an unprovoked and vicious attack on an innocent teenager, which left the victim with serious facial injuries.

“I hope the victim is able to move forward following what was understandably a traumatic ordeal for him and one which has had a huge impact on his life.

“We take reports of violence extremely seriously and will do everything we can to ensure that those who commit these kind of crimes will be dealt with robustly and put before the courts.”