Glasgow & West Scotland

Ronald Pattison jailed for cash attack stabbing in Glasgow

A man who tried to stuff a £20 note in a woman's mouth and then stabbed her partner has been jailed for six years.

Ronald Pattison, 34, attacked Katarzyna Polusik and stabbed Maciej Gawron, in Barlanark, Glasgow, in May 2013.

The trouble started after Ms Polusik confronted Pattison, her neighbour, after he stole £20 belonging to her.

Pattison was convicted of assault and sent to the High Court in Edinburgh for sentencing after a sheriff felt he could not impose a long enough term.

The court heard that Ms Polusik had given £20 to Pattison's flatmate Kevin Lappin to buy tobacco for her from a local shop.

Stolen cash

Pattison took the cash from Mr Lappin forcing him to go back to Ms Polusik empty handed.

She then confronted Pattison and he reacted by trying to stuff the money into her mouth.

The court heard that a few moments later, Pattison visited her home and stabbed her partner Mr Gawron.

He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and treated for his injuries.

Pattison, a prisoner in Barlinnie, was convicted at Glasgow Sheriff Court in November 2013 on severe assault and assault charges.

Sheriff Kenneth Mitchell sent the case to the high court because he felt that he could not impose a sentence to reflect the seriousness of the offence.

Sheriff Mitchell also thought that Pattison, who has several convictions for carrying weapons, should be dealt with by the high court because of his criminal record.

Jailing Pattison for six years, Lord Jones also ordered him to be supervised for six years following his release from custody.

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