A sentencing hearing for a 24-year-old university student from Suffolk who left a man with broken teeth after kicking him in the face has been adjourned until next week.

Nathaniel Baldry, of St John’s Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, was on a night out in Bristol with university friends in February last year when he carried out the “completely unprovoked” attack, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Nicola May, prosecuting, said the victim had fallen to the ground after being punched and then saw Baldry’s foot coming towards his face.

As a result of the attack one of his teeth was knocked out, another was chipped and he had to undergo extensive dental treatment.

Baldry, who was a second year student living in Bristol, has admitted unlawful wounding and separate charges of being concerned in the supply of cannabis between July 2018 and November last year and possessing criminal property, namely £34,000 cash.

Judge Martyn Levett adjourned the hearing to next week to allow Baldry, who is in custody, to be sentenced by a judge who has had previous dealings with the case.

Baldry, who has a previous conviction for inflicting grievous bodily harm with a hammer, has been warned he is facing a jail term.