Thug slashed friend and jumped on his head eight times
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.