Thug slashed friend and jumped on his head eight times

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A vi­cious thug stamped on a friend’s head eight times af­ter a row over a £30 debt.

An­thony Ren­nard, 20, slashed his friend on the face with a knife and then jumped on him, a court was told last week.

At the High Court in Glas­gow Ren­nard ad­mit­ted at­tack­ing Dy­lan Reid, 21, to the dan­ger of his life at Bar­lia Drive, Castlemilk, Glas­gow, on May 3, 2015.

As he car­ried out the bru­tal at­tack Ren­nard shouted at his friend: “Where’s my money.”

Ren­nard was orig­i­nally charged with at­tempt­ing to mur­der Mr Reid, but the Crown ac­cepted his guilty plea to the re­duced charge.

He also pleaded guilty to hav­ing a Stan­ley knife in his pos­ses­sion.

Ad­vo­cate de­pute Ste­wart Ron­nie, pros­e­cut­ing, said:“The ac­cused was owed £30 by the com­plainer.”

The court was told that Ren­nard slashed Mr Reid in a flat and then dragged him out­side.

As Mr Reid lay on the ground Ren­nard jumped on his head at least eight times.

A passer-by in­ter­vened and Ren­nard left leav­ing Mr Reid ly­ing in a pool of blood.

But, he re­turned sec­onds later and stamped on his head one more time, be­fore walk­ing away.

Mr Reid was taken to Glas­gow Royal In­fir­mary where doc­tors said he was in dan­ger of dy­ing from se­vere blood loss.

Judge Lord Turn­bull de­ferred sen­tence on Ren­nard un­til Jan­uary 12 at the High Court in Ed­in­burgh.

De­fence coun­sel Tony Lene­han will give his plea in mit­i­ga­tion then.

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