Horror ... Steven Cloak following attack
This sickening picture above shows the result of a drink-crazed attack by a boy of 16
ended up with half his forehead missing after he was punched to the ground and booted in the skull.
Attacker Jack Hobbs
, drunk on sambuca and beer, claimed his victim bumped into him outside a takeaway then "looked at him
Steven, 26, was left with massive head and brain injuries.
Surgeons were forced to remove a huge piece of forehead to treat the damage.
Pictures taken after the op were so shocking a judge ruled they would prejudice Hobbs' trial.
But Steven's family took their own and have now released them to show how drunken violence ruins lives. Steven, who had a titanium plate fitted to rebuild his head, is recovering after the attack in Bideford, North Devon
Hobbs, now 17, faces up to ten years' detention after being convicted of grievous bodily harm. An Exeter Crown Court
judge lifted a ban on identifying the yob because of his age as he remanded him in custody for pre-sentence reports.
Brute ... attacker Jack Hobbs
Hobbs told the jury: "I noticed him looking at me. I thought he was going to hit me
But prosecutor David Evans said: "The truth is he was fired up on drink and playing the hardman.
The family of jobless Steven, who can't remember the attack, said: "He hasn't a violent bone in his body. All this because someone thought he'd been given a look."
Source: The UK Sun