A TEENAGE thug who broke a man’s eye socket in a horror street attack has avoided a jail sentence.

Drew Patterson, 19, pounced on John Thomson, 45, in Rutherglen on May 11, 2020.

The first offender punched Mr Thomson before repeatedly kicking him on the ground.

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The stricken victim was left with a shattered orbital bone and broken eye socket.

Patterson pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault to Mr Thomson’s severe injury.

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Sheriff Martin Jones QC put Patterson, of the city’s Possilpark, under supervision for 18 months.

He was also tagged for five months keeping him indoors between 7pm and 7am.

Patterson was lastly ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard Patterson and another teenager were waiting outside the One o One shop in the area’s main street.

Prosecutor Amy Hunter said: “Mr Thomson also attended and got into a verbal altercation.

“Patterson proceeded to punch him on the face and pulled him to the floor.

“He kicked Mr Thomson on the body before walking away

“Patterson returned seconds later and kicked him to the head and made off.”

Mr Patterson was taken to hospital for treatment while Patterson was traced and arrested.

Miss Hunter added: “Mr Thomson had a cut on his head and neck.

“His right orbital bone close to his nose was broken and he had a broken eye socket.”