Glasgow & West Scotland

Peter Thomson admits shooting Martin Dowds with pellet gun

A man has admitted shooting another man three times in the head with a pellet gun and then stabbing him on the hand with a knife.

Peter Thomson, 28, attacked Martin Dowds at a flat in Society Street, Glasgow, on 13 January.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Dowds to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

At the High Court in Glasgow, sentence on Thomson was deferred until next month for a risk assessment.

The court heard that minutes after being introduced to Mr Dowds, Thomson produced a black handgun and a large knife.

Pellets removed

He then said: "Do you think I wouldn't shoot you?" before shooting Mr Dowds three times in the face.

As Mr Dowds ran away Thomson struck him on the wrist and hand with the knife.

The victim was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where the pellets were removed from his face and the knife wound to his wrist was given four stitches.

The court heard that Thomson had previously been released early from a 40 month jail sentence for assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Deferring sentence, judge Lady Stacey told him: "It does seems that you are a danger to the public."

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