A man who launched an unprovoked attack on a man in a wheelchair and sprayed bleach in his mouth and eyes has been jailed for 12 years.

Police fear the victim's vision may be permanently damaged after the attack, which also saw him thrown out of his wheelchair and beaten with a broom handle.

Attacker Darren Kane, 44, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Monday (8 May) after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The court heard how Kane attacked the 51-year-old disabled man at a hostel in Whitefield Road, Bristol, on 15 November 2016.

Investigating officer DC Dale Morgan, of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said: "Kane had only met the victim the day before he launched this unprovoked assault on him.

"Staff at the hostel were alerted to noises coming from the victim's flat and when they attended they found Kane crouched over the victim.

"He'd sprayed him with bleach before throwing him out of his wheelchair and assaulting him with a broom handle.

"This was a savage attack on a vulnerable man, which was only stopped by the intervention of fellow residents and staff.

"Sadly the victim has been left with injuries which could result in a permanent partial loss of vision."