A CONVICTED heroin trafficker who was jailed for leaving a tourist with life-threatening injuries in a road rage attack has been caged following another vicious assault.
Joth Singh seized hold of his victim and smashed him through a coffee table during a drunken argument.
The dad-of-three was on bail at the time of the assault for alleged motoring offences.
Singh, 32, appeared from custody at Haddington Sheriff Court after being sentenced to ten months for a domestic assault charge at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on April 17.
Sheriff Graeme Warner described Singh’s criminal record as “terrible” and ordered him to serve a 12-month prison sentence which will begin after he completes his current term.
Fiscal depute Alison Innes told the court Singh erupted in violence during a drinking session at a house in Musselburgh, East Lothian, on May 25, 2011.
She said: “Jamie Hay [the victim], whose house it was, asked him to leave, but the accused was having none of it.
“He [Singh] then seized hold of him, lifted him up and threw him against a wooden coffee table. He ended up striking his head against the fireplace.”