A man and a teenage girl were attacked at the door of a McDonald’s restaurant.
Stephen Thomson, 28, initially punched, kicked and stamped on Dean Bryson in an assault described as “relentless”.
As Mr Bryson lay stricken, Thomson then joined in the attack of a 15 year-old schoolgirl outside the McDonald’s in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, in August 2018.
He kicked her on the head while she was on the ground.
A judge heard it was lucky Mr Bryson was not more badly hurt given “the level of violence”.
Thomson is now behind bars after he pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to assaulting Mr Bryson to his severe injury and danger of life.
He also admitted attacking the teenager to her injury.
Thomson’s then girlfriend Shelby Bowrman, 21, and a 17 year-old girl also pleaded guilty to assaulting the 15-year-old.
Thomson was remanded in custody while the other two had their bail continued pending sentencing next month.
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