A female thug who hit a gay man with a wine bottle so hard he partially lost his hearing has been jailed for over eight years.
Jasmine Shepherd, 20, battered the man in a homophobic attack after Brighton Pride last year.
She admitted grievous bodily harm with intent at Hove Crown Court and was jailed for eight years and six months.
The court hear Shepherd targeted the victim as he left Lancing railway station on August 4.
She hurled a torrent of homophobic verbal abuse at the victim and followed him into a nearby supermarket before picking up a bottle of wine and throwing it at the back of his head.
The victim suffered a serious head injury and partial loss of hearing in one of his ears after the attack.
Investigating Officer Robert Rollins, of Worthing CID, said: “Shepherd took an immediate dislike towards the victim and the verbal abuse she shouted was abhorrent.
“The attack, understandably, caused the victim a huge amount of stress, pain and worry and I hope this sentencing provides closure for him.
“Shepherd’s previous bad character and the homophobic aspect of the assault allowed the judge to provide a higher sentence.”
He added: “We hope this statement will be a stark warning to everyone that this behaviour is wholly unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”