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Man jailed for 'vicious and unprovoked' stabbing in Glasgow

A biscuit factory worker who tried to kill a man who offered to share a taxi with his girlfriend has been jailed for nearly seven years.

Connor Blackmore, 21, left Darren Gallagher with life-threatening injuries after repeatedly stabbing him in the street in Craigend, Glasgow.

The judge described the attack as "cowardly and unprovoked".

Blackmore pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was jailed for six years and nine months.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the men had been at a party before the attack on 25 July.

Liam O'Donnell, defending, told how the stabbing happened after Mr Gallagher made a "fairly innocuous" suggestion to Blackmore's partner about getting a taxi to which Blackmore, who already had a violent criminal record, objected.

The solicitor advocate said Blackmore's relatives were law-abiding and there was "family despair" at his offending.

Lord Bannatyne said the sentence would have been nine years but for the guilty plea.

The judge told Blackmore: "On any view, this was a vicious, cowardly, sustained and unprovoked attack involving the use of a deadly weapon."

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