A STOURBRIDGE engineer who was part of a gang that viciously beat up a man with baseball bats over a family feud has been locked up for three-and-a-half years.

Judge Nicholas Webb told Amair Zamir, aged 24, the attitudes and actions of some people in parts of Asia would not be tolerated on the streets of Lye.

He told Zamir at Wolverhampton Crown Court: "What you did was totally unacceptable, this man was chased, attacked and left badly injured in front of innocent members of the public."

The judge said anyone watching CCTV of the incident in Lye High Street would think the courts had taken "leave of their senses" if they did not impose a sentence of immediate custody.

The court was told the victim was chased into a supermarket by four men - only two had been identified by investigating police officers - before being savagely attacked.

It was all over a family feud and the victim was left nursing a significant head wound while he also fractured a finger as he tried to ward off the blows, said Philip Brunt prosecuting.

He said the gang had got out of a car before going after the victim and one of the other men had already been jailed for three and a half years at an earlier hearing for his part in the violence.

Zamir, of Croftwood Road, had admitted violent disorder and possessing an offensive weapon and he was totally ashamed of his actions, said Marcus Harris defending.

He said Zamir was a man of previous good character and he had recently undergone major surgery to repair health problems.

Zamir who was still only walking with the aid of a stick accepted he had made a "big mistake" by playing a role in the attack and he was full of remorse for his actions.

The judge, who had adjourned sentence on Zamir so he could have his surgery, ruled the same jail term had to be passed as that given to his co-attacker.