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Lawrence Patrick pleads insanity over Alexander Glassford bus death

Alexander Glassford
Image caption Alexander Glassford died after being stabbed on a bus in the Yoker area

A man who is accused of murdering a grandfather on a bus in Glasgow is claiming he was insane at the time.

Lawrence Patrick, 46, is charged with fatally stabbing Alexander Glassford, 59, on board a First bus near Yoker Ferry Road on 12 August last year.

At the High Court in Glasgow, his QC Brian McConnachie entered a not guilty plea and lodged a special defence of insanity.

Judge Lord Turnbull set a trial due to begin in March this year.

Patrick is currently detained at the State Hospital in Carstairs.

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