A delivery worker beat up a man so severely after an exchange of verbal abuse that the victim was almost blinded, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. Fung Ka-chun, 21, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and inflicting grievous bodily harm. His co-accused, Kwok King-lun, 19, pleaded guilty to assault. Prosecutor Virginia Lau told the court that on the night of September 28 last year and in early morning of the next day, a group of men, including the two defendants, were drinking and talking loudly on the podium of Tung Cheong House, Lei Tung Estate, Ap Lei Chau, Aberdeen. To Wai-hung, 48, who was in his friend's flat on the 21st floor of the building, heard the noise and went to look for his son, concerned that he might be with the group causing the disturbance. Mr To confronted the group and swore loudly at them. The group swore back and an argument ensued. Mr To was then repeatedly punched. Ms Lau said Mr To's friend, Ng Chiu-wing, was also assaulted when he came to Mr To's aid. The two victims fell to the ground and bled profusely. When Mr To lost consciousness, the group, including the two defendants, immediately fled from the scene. A report was made to the police. The two victims were admitted to the Queen Mary Hospital. Mr To's face was severely swollen and he was bleeding from the scalp, nostrils, ears and mouth. His eyesight was permanently damaged, the court heard. Mr Ng suffered head injuries and knee abrasions. The police arrested Fung on the same day while Kwok surrendered four days later. Madam Justice Clare-Marie Beeson adjourned sentencing until November 4 pending reports.