A DRUNKEN teenager ended a night on the town by sinking his teeth into another man's nose, leaving him permanently scarred.

Burnley Crown Court heard how "mouthy" Adam Parkinson, 19, had been involved in a brawl with his victim outside a Burnley nightclub and then subjected him to a "vicious attack," causing serious injuries. Parkinson was sent to a Young Offenders' Institution for nine months by a judge, who said he behaved like a hooligan when in drink.

Recorder Timothy Ryder said that if the defendant and the other man had got up and dusted themselves down after the original melee, nobody would have heard anything more about it. But Parkinson had then assaulted the victim, who sustained a significant cosmetic injury and would be permanently disfigured.

The judge added the defendant had a dreadful record and was going to have to stop his loutish behaviour when drunk or he would face longer and longer periods in custody. He added that he had to send Parkinson to detention to make it clear to others what would happen if they behaved like he did.

Parkinson, of Hurtley Street, Burnley, had earlier admitted wounding.

Robert Crawford, defending, said the victim's injury was a relatively minor cosmetic one.