Glasgow & West Scotland

Jamie McInally jailed over Stephen Tierney murder bid

A man who stabbed a reveller eight times in Glasgow's Queen Street Station has been jailed for six years.

Jamie McInally, 24, admitted attempting to murder bus driver Stephen Tierney, 30, who was returning home from a night out with a friend on 16 December 2012.

His girlfriend and co-accused Caitlin Caskie, 19, admitted assaulting Mr Tierney by hitting him on the body.

At the High Court in Glasgow, she was given a one-year supervision order and told to complete 100 hours unpaid work.

Judge Lord Turnbull told McInally, who has previous convictions for possessing a knife and assault: "You attacked the victim viciously."

'Last chance'

The court heard that Caskie has convictions for assault and assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

At the time of this offence, she was on home leave from Cornton Vale Prison in Stirlingshire.

The judge told Caskie that he was troubled by her previous offences and this was her "last chance".

A previous hearing was told that Mr Tierney and his friend were at the station to get a taxi when he felt tired and went inside to lay down on a mat just inside the entrance doors.

A few minutes later, Mr Tierney was wakened by a kick to the face.

He jumped up and saw McInally and Caskie, who were said to be drunk, standing in front of him.

Victim cornered

Mr Tierney was said to have felt threatened by both accused as they cornered him, with Caskie saying that he was going to get "done".

The court heard that McInally then ran at Mr Tierney, grabbed his jumper and repeatedly struck him on the chest area.

Mr Tierney managed to push McInally, who was holding a knife, to the ground, but then Caskie jumped on his back and struck him repeatedly on the body.

The victim managed to run off towards George Square, where he phoned for the police and an ambulance.

It was later discovered he had suffered stab wounds, that, while not life-threatening, were close to several major organs.

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