A man who attacked another man and left him with significant facial injuries after randomly targeting him and his daughter as they tried to leave work was jailed for 12 months when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court last Friday.

Afeez Adeyemi, 58, of The Broadway, Woking, was sentenced after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm following the unprovoked assault, which took place near the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food chain in Woking in the early hours of January 16, 2022.

The victim was preparing to drive home on his scooter from KFC when Adeyemi approached him, visibly drunk, and began insulting him. The victim’s daughter was also leaving KFC after finishing work when Adeyemi also began insulting her and grabbed her arm.

The victim stepped between them and began pushing him away from his daughter. Adeyemi punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the floor. As he tried to stand, Adeyemi punched him again to the face, leaving him with multiple fractures to his face, several cuts and a haemorrhage to his right eye.

Adeyemi left and went into a nearby flat but by this time the daughter had called police and he was arrested shortly afterwards.

During interview, Adeyemi tried to claim he had acted in self-defence after the victim attacked him but was charged with GBH which he subsequently pleaded guilty to when he appeared in court.

Detective Constable Chloe Houghton, who investigated the case, said: “The victim and his daughter were minding their own business when they were randomly targeted by Adeyemi. Not only did he insult them both repeatedly, he then assaulted the father as well, leaving him with serious injuries.

“This violent and unprovoked behaviour simply cannot be condoned. The prison sentence given to Adeyemi today shows that we do take offences of this nature seriously and do all we can to ensure that offenders are brought before the courts.”