A brutal beating that left a man with a depressed fracture in his forehead has led to a seven and a half year prison sentence for one of his attackers.

The 38-year-old victim was attacked on the roof terrace of the Crossways block of flats in Windsor Road, Slough on May 4, 2018 after being approached by three men. He was repeatedly punched and kicked in his face and body by Mahamed Omar, suffering cuts and bruises as well as the fracture.

Omar, 27, of no fixed address was arrested on June 13, 2018 after a lengthy investigation and charged on November 17 with causing grievous bodily harm.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge but was convicted by a unanimous jury verdict on Wednesday last week after a trial lasting two days at Guildford Crown Court. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lyndsey Shaw for Force CID based at Slough police station, said: “This was a completely unprovoked and terrifying assault on the victim, who sustained some very serious injuries as a result of this attack.

“Omar denied involvement in the attack, but the jury did not believe him and subsequently convicted him of the offence.

“He will now serve a lengthy prison sentence, and I would like to thank the victim for his patience and co-operation during our investigation, which has now brought Omar to justice.

“Violence such as this will never be tolerated in our communities, and we will always strive to bring offenders before the courts.”