Glasgow & West Scotland

Barman William McNulty faces jail over brutal attack

A barman is facing a prison sentence for almost killing a man in a brutal street attack in Glasgow.

William McNulty attacked Marc Brisbane in Saltmarket on 18 June last year following an earlier argument in a pub.

The High Court in Glasgow heard he punched, kicked and stamped upon the victim who would "almost certainly" have died without prompt medical care.

McNulty, 22, admitted assault to the danger of life. Sentence was deferred and he was remanded in custody.

The court heard that Mr Brisbane was left soaked in blood and lying lifeless in the street after being set upon.

McNulty, from the city's Gorbals area, was found by police near the scene.

Police confession

He then confessed: "I am going to be honest with you - I battered him. Is he going to be alright?

"I stood at the corner watching and praying he would move. I thought I had killed him."

The court heard Mr Brisbane suffered a number of serious injuries including a broken nose and a collapsed lung and had been left permanently scarred.

He is now also scared to leave the house and often wakes up screaming at night due to his ordeal.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites