Glasgow & West Scotland

Convicted killer Raymond Platt jailed for Govan murder bid

A convicted killer has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of attempting to murder a man in Glasgow.

Raymond Platt stabbed Edward Bennett and hit him with a piece of wood in the city's Govan area on 20 July last year.

The 43-year-old was also convicted of assaulting another man, William Wray, in Govan on 22 March 2012.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Platt was jailed for 12 years in 2000 for culpable homicide after fatally stabbing Marc Hayes.

Violent history

Platt was originally jailed for life for the murder of Mr Hayes but his conviction was quashed by appeal judges. He was subsequently convicted of the lesser charge.

Jailing him, judge Lady Wyse told Platt: "I am of the view a lengthy custodial sentence is appropriate and additional measures to protect the public will be required."

Lady Wyse ordered that Platt be kept under supervision for a further three years after release.

She told him: "You have been convicted of two very serious charges. You have a history of violent offending."

The judge said Platt had shown no remorse for either of the latest offences.

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