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Nelson Morton jailed for glass attack on brother James

A man who launched a drink-fuelled attack on his brother with a piece of broken glass has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Nelson Morton, 47, attacked James Morton at his home in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on 30 July last year.

He was convicted of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement after a jury heard how his brother suffered wounds to his face and neck.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard there was no motive for the attack.

No danger

Jailing him, judge Lady Scott told Morton: "There was no good reason for this vicious attack."

Lady Scott said there had been a "heavy bout of drinking" before the incident.

The judge said she also took into account the deprivation, trauma and hardship which had featured in Morton's life.

Defence solicitor advocate Liam O'Donnell said his client was "not a danger to the wider public".

Mr O'Donnell said that Morton had "an isolated lifestyle" and added: "He seems to have slipped through a net."

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