Glasgow & West Scotland

Murder bid man Steven Scott admits four knife attacks

A 23-year-old man has admitted carrying out four knife attacks in five days while out on licence from a previous attempted murder sentence.

Steven Scott, from Inchinnan, carried out the assaults in Renfrew and Port Glasgow in March last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard he also has three other previous convictions involving the use of a knife.

Judge Lord Woolman deferred sentence on Scott, who is in custody, and called for a risk assessment report.

The court heard that Scott was jailed for 64 months in 2007 for attempted murder and was out on licence at the time of the offences.

Collapsed lung

His first victim, 19-year-old Ryan Keegan, was struck on the head with a knife on 20 March last year in Renfrew.

Scott's second victim was 50-year-old taxi driver Robert Hewitt who was left with a collapsed lung after being struck in the neck by a knife on 22 March in Renfrew.

Victim number three was another taxi driver, 42-year-old Stephen O'Hagan, who was struck on the side of the face with a knife on 23 March in Port Glasgow.

Scott's final victim was 23-year-old Steven Maxwell, who was stabbed on the head and body as he walked along a street in Port Glasgow on 24 March.

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