A masked man has been jailed after threatening a group of men by swinging around a machete.

Gregory Small ended up with a fractured skull after the men he was attacking, knocked him out.

The 28-year-old wore a "Scream" mask outside a co-op and began to swing his weapon at four other men.

On August 27 last year the altercation took place on Queen’s Road, in the North Camp area of Farnborough.

Smalls was jailed for the incident, where he was dressed “bizarrely” in a black Halloween type mask and a black cape-style coat.

It is believed one of the men received cuts to the abdomen and hand, as well as bruising to the forearm.

Gregory Small has been jailed for threatening a group with a machete

However, the three other men intervened and assaulted Small, knocking him to the ground.

During the altercation, it is believed another member of the group suffered lacerations to his arm.

The four men then left in a vehicle.

Small was hospitalised and treated for a fractured skull, bruising and abrasions to his head, face, shoulder and thigh.

No action was taken against the men as it was accepted that their actions against him were in self-defence.

A police search of Small’s car at the scene revealed both cannabis and cocaine.

Small, of Cedar Road, Farnborough, denied attempted GBH and affray but was convicted following a three-day trial at Salisbury Crown Court.

He had earlier admitted to threatening someone with a bladed article in a public place, for which he was sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

During an earlier trial in March, Small was also found guilty of possessing cannabis with intent to supply, for which he received a four-month custodial sentence, and a month in jail for possession of cocaine.

All sentences will run concurrently, meaning Small will serve a total of seven and a half years’ imprisonment.