Glasgow & West Scotland

Man guilty of stabbing pensioner friend in Croy

A 63-year-old man is facing a prison sentence after being convicted of attempting to murder his friend.

John Gray stabbed John Doyle in the stomach following a row at the 65-year-old's home in Croy, North Lanarkshire, in October last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Gray was asked to leave and Mr Doyle was escorting him out of his home when he was knifed.

Judge Lord Brodie deferred sentence on Gray and remanded him in custody.

The court heard how both men were having a drink at Mr Doyle's home when a row developed.

Gray stabbed his friend as he was being escorted out of the house.

When Mr Doyle realised he had been stabbed he collapsed in the living room. He was rushed to hospital and had to undergo an operation to repair the damage caused by the knife wound.

Throughout his trial Gray denied the attempted murder and claimed he had been at home in Croy when the attack took place.

He will be sentenced next month.

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