An academic brutally beaten by four men in a failed burglary at his Wimbledon home will meet one of them in prison after an appeal was rejected to shorten the sentence.

Father-of-four Paul Kohler and his wife Samantha MacArthur went to the Court of Appeal on Thursday to see Mariusz Tomaszewski fail in his bid to get out of prison early.

Tomaszewski, 33, Crusoe Road, Mitcham, and Pawel Honc, 24, of no fixed address, were jailed for 19 years each after admitting causing grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary.

From January: Innocent victim Paul Kohler vindicated after thugs jailed for up to 19 years for violent attack

Oskar Pawlowicz, 30, Pitcairn Road in Mitcham, and Dawid Tychon, 30, of no fixed address, who admitted aggravated burglary, were sentenced to 13 years each.

From January: Violent burglar stood outside house and told police "they're inside"

All four tried to appeal against their sentences, imposed in January this year, but only Tomaszewski’s reached the courtroom.

From August 2014: Brave academic Paul Kohler chased violent burglars after brutal Wimbledon assault

Appeal judges rejected the application for leave to appeal the sentence on Thursday, November 5.

Mr Kohler, Ms MacArthur and one of their daughters Eloise are due to meet Tomaszewski in prison soon as part of a restorative justice programme.

At the time of the sentencing in January, Mr Kohler called on the four burglars to say why they had attacked him and targeted his home, but the plea fell on deaf ears.

He had been left unrecognisable after the attack. The four men had burst into his semi-detached home wearing scarves and blue latex gloves, shouting “where’s the money?”

The London Evening Standard reported Mr Kohler said outside of the Court of Appeal: "I am pleased [About the meeting] because it is important for my daughter that they are not just seen as monsters, and it is important for us to talk to them about the effect it had, because ultimately we don't want their lives to be wasted either."

"This is a chance to get something positive from it."

Mr Kohler said he hoped he could forgive the men involved in the crime.

He said: "I definitely want to forgive. I haven't done yet, but this is what I hope part of this session will be about."

Welcoming the ruling of the appeal judges, he added: "I am just very pleased that they confirmed the judge's (trial) decision."

Mr Kohler says he still suffers from double vision in his left eye.