Glasgow & West Scotland

Ross Rooney, 20, jailed over stab attack on John Clarke

A man has been jailed for four years and three months over a knife attack on another man who argued with his father.

Ross Rooney, 20, admitted attacking 25-year-old John Clarke in Glasgow's Ruchazie area on 22 July last year.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard the victim was treated for stab wounds, suffered a collapsed lung and needed a blood transfusion.

Lord Stewart also ordered that Rooney should be supervised for a further four years after his release from prison.

Street confrontation

The court heard that there appeared to be a feud going on between the victim and the Rooney family.

Mr Clarke had gone to visit a friend with his three-year-old daughter and joined him in the garden drinking beer and tonic wine.

A taxi later drew up and Rooney and another male came out of a house and entered the cab containing his parents.

The court was told Mr Clarke and Rooney's father then became involved in a confrontation and Rooney came out the taxi holding a knife and repeatedly struck the victim with it.

Rooney was originally charged with attempted murder but later admitted a reduced charge of attacking Mr Clarke to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.

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