A CONVICTED killer has been jailed for a knife attack which left one of his victims with a scar across part of his face.

Andrew Hiscock, 33, "slashed" at his two victims with a knife during an incident on the Somerford Estate in Christchurch.

The attack left one of his victims with a scar across the lower part of his face and another with a scar on his stomach.

Yesterday, at Southampton Crown Court, Hiscock, who was jailed in 2005 for the manslaughter of Bournemouth man Darren Britton, was sentenced to more than two-and-half years.

The court heard how the incident took place at a home in Everest Road on April 20 this year.

Hiscock and his co-defendant, who was cleared of all charges, entered the home before Hiscock slashed at the two victims, both men, with a knife.

Prosecutor Jonathan Underhill said one of the men suffered injuries to his face, stomach and arm while the other suffered a wound to his stomach.

In a statement, read out in court, one of the victims said they were "struggling to sleep" following the attack.

The victim added that the scar on his face had forced him to leave his job and had upset his young son.

The second victim said he had moved to another country following the attack.

In mitigation, Lucy Conroy said her client suffered from an "extremely low IQ", a number of learning difficulties and a difficult upbringing.

She said that jury's decision to find Hiscock not guilty of possessing an offensive weapon outside the property showed a lack of intention on his part.

Ms Conroy said the knife had been used after an incident inside the property and Hiscock's actions "must have been excessive self-defence".

She added that Hiscock was an alcohol and cannabis user at the time of the incident and that he had "shown regret throughout" the court process.

Hiscock, of Hunt Road, Christchurch, who was found guilty of two counts of wounding without intent, was sentenced to two years and nine months.

In sentencing, judge Nicholas Rowland said: "You caused life-long injuries which will have an effect on both of these victims.

"The consequences could have been even graver than they were."

As previously reported in the Echo, Hiscock was jailed in 2005 after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Darren Britton.

Then 18, Hiscock hit Mr Britton several times over the head with a bottle and his fists after his victim made sexual advances towards him.

Mr Britton was found dead on May 13, 2004, at his flat in Markham Close, Northbourne.

Hiscock pleaded not guilty at Winchester Crown Court to the murder of Mr Britton but guilty to manslaughter on the basis of provocation - a plea which was accepted by the prosecution.