Back behind bars
A violent offender from Cambuslang is back behind bars after being convicted of a vicious bottle attack at a house in Hamilton.
Gavin Brown was jailed for 28 months at the town’s sheriff court last week.
He was found guilty of assaulting Thomas Wilson to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement at a house in Kelvin Gardens, Hamilton, on February 24 last year.
Brown, 26, of Christie Place, entered the house “uninvited” then stabbed Mr Wilson repeatedly on the head and body with a bottle.
The victim suffered what a doctor described as a “gaping” 10cm crescentshaped wound under his arm which required 11 stitches.
A further cut on his arm was closed with seven stitches and another four stitches were needed for a cut to his cheek.
Mr Wilson also had lacerations to his eyebrow and jaw while cuts to his fingers were said to be defensive injuries.
Brown denied carrying out the attack and insisted he hit out in self-defence, but the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict after a threeday trial.
It then emerged that Brown had been sent to prison for 27 months at the same court in January 2016 for another serious assault, this one involving a knife.
He has other previous convictions for assaults and carrying weapons.
Sheriff David Bicket told Brown that, in view of his record and the nature of the latest charge, another prison stretch was the only appropriate sentence.