A "malicious and violent" thug who filmed himself kicking a man in the head and upper body 22 times has been jailed.

George Arnott, of Parkhill Road, Sidcup, has been sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment after a vicious attack in Dartford town centre on September 7.

The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to causing bodily harm with intent at Woolwich Crown Court and was sentenced on Tuesday, November 26.

PC Michael Rake of North Kent CID, who was in charge of the case, said this was a "vicious and unprovoked attack" where Arnott had repeatedly kicked the victim, even when the victim was unable to defend himself.

"What is particularly disturbing about this case is that he actually filmed himself committing the attack. Arnott is a malicious, violent character and thankfully he has received a custodial sentence and will no longer be a threat to society," he said.

In the early hours of Saturday, September 7, Kent Police received reports that a man had been assaulted near some bins on Essex Road in Dartford.

At around 1:45am, Arnott was on his mobile phone when a man, also on his phone, walked past.

Arnott followed the man, who was not known to the attacker, and then punched him in the back of the head, causing him to drop his phone.

Police say Arnott then repeatedly kicked the victim in the head and upper body, all whilst filming the attack.

The victim was kicked a total of 22 times and received serious facial injuries.

Arnott was arrested the next day after an investigation involving mobile phone data, forensic evidence and CCTV identified him.