Jonathan Quinn has been sent back to HMP Stocken Prison.

The former leader of a £2 million drug smuggling ring returns to prison after pub attack.

Jonathan Quinn, 62 was jailed in 2005 for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and was released on licence in 2017, having served half of a 21-year prison sentence.

That licence was revoked last year and he was returned to prison following his attack.

Quinn launched a “nasty and unprovoked” attack on a married couple at a pub in High Street, East Markham last September.

Nottingham Crown Court heard a woman became uncomfortable when Quinn repeatedly looked at her from the next table.

When her husband confronted him, an argument broke out and Quinn launched a brutal and sustained attack that left the man unconscious.

The victim, who is in his 40s, was taken to hospital and treated for a broken leg, as well as cuts and bruising.

Quinn will have to apply to the Parole Board to be released before the end of his 21-year sentence, which runs to June 2026.

Detective Constable Lauren Carter, who investigated the pub assaults, said:” This was a particularly nasty and unprovoked attack on a husband and wife who were out enjoying an evening with friends.

“The nature of the offence left them both in a distressed and highly fearful state and I am pleased Quinn is now back in prison”

“The nature of the offence left them both in a distressed and highly fearful state”

Detective Constable Lauren Carter

At Nottingham Crown Court last week, his sentence was extended by 18 months after he pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and common assault in relation the pub attack.

It means his sentence now runs to December 2027.