Ten years’ jail for mur­der bid

The Herald - - NEWS -

A MAN has been jailed for 10 years af­ter try­ing to mur­der a work­mate in a sav­age knife at­tack af­ter a drink­ing ses­sion.

Thomas Telford, 21, left his vic­tim Cal­lum Thomas scarred for life and with­out one of his kid­neys af­ter sur­geons car­ried out emer­gency life-sav­ing treat­ment, the High Court in Ed­in­burgh heard.

Telford, of Castlemilk, Glas­gow, had been found guilty at an ear­lier court of at­tempt­ing to mur­der Mr Thomas by re­peat­edly strik­ing him on the body with a knife to his se­vere in­jury, per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment and to the dan­ger of his life.

He was also con­victed of as­sault­ing the vic­tim’s neigh­bour Lil­lian Hood, now dead, by grab­bing her by the throat and threat­en­ing her with vi­o­lence.

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