The nephew of a murdered loyalist has been sentenced to five years in prison after he admitted being part of a five-strong gang that attacked two Asian men.
Karl Green – whose uncle Roy Green was murdered in a loyalist feud in 2003 – was in a group that viciously beat and robbed their victims on Boxing Day 2010.
Judge Gordon Kerr QC told 26-year-old Green the court could not tolerate such behaviour.
Green, from Rockview Street in the Village area of south Belfast, had pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery and two of causing actual bodily harm to the two Asian men.
Belfast Crown Court heard how the victims had been ruthlessly attacked while innocently making their way home.
One victim had his Gucci wallet containing £150 taken from him.
The beating left him with severe head injuries, including stitches over his eyebrows and a fractured nasal septum.
Green was ordered to serve 18 months of his sentence in jail and the rest on supervised licence when released.