Drug-fuelled thug left clubber with fractured skull and brain bleed after punch

A thug high on a cocktail of steroids, booze and cocaine left a clubber with "life-changing" brain damage.

Bertrand Sisk, 28, has been jailed for a devastating single punch he threw after being kicked out of a nightclub on December 1, 2019.

Security at Pure in Bexleyheath, southeast London had booted Sisk from the venue for becoming increasingly aggressive when he launched the sickening attack.

Woolwich Crown Court heard how Sisk's victim is still recovering from the punch which knocked him unconscious after the back of his head hit the pavement as he fell.

The pair met for the first time at a pre-drinks party for a mutual friend’s birthday before heading out as a group to the nightclub where they had reserved a VIP table, LondonNewsOnline reports.

After dropping his drink and kicking over a chair, Pure staff escorted Sisk outside at which point he messaged a pal to encourage his victim outside.

Texts read: "Get him to come out, he’s dead", "I’m gonna kill him", and "put him in hospital".

When the victim came out, Sisk put his arm around him and punched him in the head at close range, fracturing his skull and causing a bleed on his brain.

A woman who rushed to intervene was also punched by Sisk who fled the scene.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to hospital with a severe traumatic brain injury that kept him there for several months of treatment.

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Since his discharge from hospital, the victim has undergone many months of community rehabilitation including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology and other essential medical follow-ups, the paper reports.

Sisk was sentenced to six and a half years behind bars on Wednesday after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He had also previously pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to the second victim.

Joanna Coleman, from the CPS, said: "Bertrand Sisk went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday, but instead he plied himself with alcohol and became more and more aggressive as the night went on.

"His actions culminated in an unprovoked attack on a young man he barely knew.

"With one punch to the head, Sisk robbed the victim of life as he knew it.

"Due to the severe nature of his brain injury, the victim was initially unable to walk, talk, eat or perform basic functions for himself.

"Whilst he has no memory of the attack, it will impact him and his family for a long time to come.

"The prosecution case included witness testimony, CCTV footage, and mobile phone evidence, which enabled us to show the jury that Sisk intended to cause the victim serious harm.

"I hope this conviction will go some way towards helping the victim and his family come to terms with what happened that night, as they continue on the road to recovery.

"Violent crime blights our communities, and the CPS will always seek to prosecute offenders where there is the evidence to do so."

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