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Man stabbed for splashing girlfriend

Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Image caption Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how the incident was caught on CCTV

An Edinburgh man who stabbed a shop worker because he had earlier splashed his girlfriend while filling water balloons has been jailed for 38 months.

Andrew Lindley, 37, left Tamoor Tariq with an inch-long stab wound in his lower abdomen and a cut to the left side of his face which has left a scar.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told how the incident in June 2009 was caught on CCTV in Edinburgh's Dundee Street.

Lindley admitted carrying out the attack.

'Mucking about'

At an earlier hearing, fiscal depute Ruth Ross-Davie said: "It would appear the background to the matter was that Mr Tariq and others were mucking about with water balloons and as a consequence of this the girlfriend of Lindley was splashed.

"A few minutes after that Lindley charged into the shop producing a knife and striking Mr Tariq repeatedly to the head and body with it.

"Numerous calls to the police were made in relation to the incident and in due course Lindley was identified as the culprit."

The court heard the injury to Mr Tariq's had to have an operation on his abdomen after the attack.

Sheriff Derrick McIntyre also ordered Lindley to be on a supervised release order for a year after his jail term.

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