A man has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to attacking customers in a Hull pub with a chainsaw.

Dean Dinnen, 24, walked into The Endyke public house in north Hull in August 2011, brandished the chainsaw and began to attack customers after been thrown out for smoking inside the venue.

He was eventually overpowered by customers who used chairs, stools and kegs to stop the attack. One man who tried to defend himself with a bar stool during the assault had his tendon sliced with the chainsaw, requiring 21 stitches.

It had been alleged that Dinnen was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs when he began the attack.

Dinnen pleaded guilty to several charges, including causing grievous bodily harm, having an offensive weapon and criminal damage, the Daily Mail reported.

Passing sentence at Hull crown court, judge Michael Mettyear said. "This was a really horrendous incident. It must have been so, so frightening for people. The sound alone of one of these machines in that sort of space would terrify people and it did terrify people."