Glasgow & West Scotland

Gary McGuiness admits attempted murder of shop worker

A teenager has admitted attempting to murder a shop worker who refused to lift a ban on serving him.

Gary McGuinness stabbed 22-year-old Muhammed Zubair Shaihid in the stomach at the Day to Day store in Paisley's Skye Crescent on 25 September.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the 17-year-old has a number of previous convictions and was on four bail orders at the time of the attack.

Judge Lord Turnbull deferred sentence until next month.

The court heard how McGuinness had already gone to the shop five times that day and asked for his ban to be lifted.

Judge Lord Turnbull was shown CCTV footage of the incident in which McGuinness is seen speaking to shop owner Akbar Ali.

Seconds later he pulled a large kitchen knife from his trousers and plunged it into Mr Shaihid's stomach, before turning and fleeing.

Organs damaged

The court was told that Mr Shaihid was rushed to Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital where it was discovered his liver and kidney had been lacerated.

The surgeon who operated on him said the injury carried actual danger to life and that without immediate medical attention he was likely to have died.

Police later went to McGuinness' home in Paisley's Sanda Way.

He opened the door to them wearing clothing that matched the description given by witnesses and was detained.

Lord Turnbull deferred sentence until next month at the High Court in Edinburgh and told McGuinness: "It is not possible to determine the appropriate sentence without background reports."

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