Anger as sword attacker is jailed for 30 months
A vicious thug who attacked a terrified teenager with a sword has been jailed for 30 months.
Campbell Bell, from Croftfoot, attacked the youth with the weapon, striking him repeatedly on the head and body.
The victim was severely injured and has been left permanently disfigured following the incident in Linn Park on September 30 last year.
Bell, 22, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court earlier this month for sentencing after being found guilty by a jury.
The thug had been charged with assaulting the teenager, repeatedly striking him on the head and body with the sword all to his severe injury, permanent impairment, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.
Bell’s friend Mark Murray, 19, from Castlemilk, was also accused of being involved in the attack but the Crown dropped the case against him and he walked free.
A family friend of the victim told the Reformer:“What Bell did to that poor boy was absolutely disgusting.
“He [Bell] is a big lad and [the victim] is five or six years younger. I think he was only 15 or 16 when this happened.
“He’s been really badly affected by what he went through and has been physically scarred for life. I was in court when Bell was sentenced and was very surprised and disappointed he never received the full five-year term.
“I think he and his family members who were present were surprised and delighted that he only got 30 months.
“He would have been expecting a longer sentence for the viciousness of the attack.”
Bell will be on supervision for 12 months after he is released from prison.