A delivery driver who “flew into a rage” and hit a man over the head with a wrench, knocking him unconscious, has been jailed.

Reiss Davis, 23, got into a road-related argument with a 35-year-old man from Ongar at around 3.30pm on Friday, August 17 in Buckhurst Hill.

The victim was returning to his car after visiting a shop when he met Davis, who had just parked up.

The argument escalated and Davis of Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, returned to his car and grabbed a wrench.

He ran towards the man before striking him on the head with the tool, knocking him unconscious.

He continued to hit him as he lay on the floor until members of the public intervened.

The injured man was rushed to hospital where he was placed in an induced coma.

He has since been discharged and left with life-changing injuries.

After the assault, Davis drove off and delivered a parcel to a shop in Loughton where he told staff that he had gotten into an altercation. He was arrested at his place of work in Enfield later that afternoon.

Appearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, October 1, Davis pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to four years at the same court on Monday, October 15.

Investigating officer Jo Pilcher, of Loughton CID, said: “Davis flew into a rage and struck the victim in the head with a wrench, knocking him unconscious.

“He continued to hit the victim and only stopped following some quick thinking from passers-by. Without their intervention, the outcome may have been very different.

“I would like to thank them for their courage and key witness statements, which helped us track Davis down and bring him to court today.

“I would also like praise the victim for his determination to overcome such horrific injuries and his family for their support through our investigation.

“While this incident will have a life-long impact on the victim, I hope the outcome offers him some justice.”