Teen,17, toawait his­fate

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

A teen knife thug will have to fur­ther await his fate af­ter ad­mit­ting stab­bing a young man to the dan­ger of his life.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Glasgow and can­not legally be named, was orig­i­nally charged with at­tempted mur­der but pled guilty to a re­duced charge of as­sault to the dan­ger of life.

Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court heard how the ac­cused, then aged 16, knifed his 19-year-old vic­tim, caus­ing him to suf­fer mas­sive blood loss when the blade sliced through his liver.

On the night of the at­tack, the vic­tim had gone to a flat in Glebe Street, The Vil­lage, with the ac­cused for an ear­ly­morn­ing drink­ing ses­sion.

The court was told at a pre­vi­ous hear­ing that the con­sul­tant sur­geon de­scribed the vic­tim’s in­jury as a “sliced deep stab wound” and es­ti­mated that he had lost two litres of blood.

The teenager ap­peared for sen­tenc­ing but sen­tence was fur­ther de­ferred un­til De­cem­ber 15.

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