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Two men on trial over Glasgow shotgun attack

Police at the scene
Image caption Police sealed off Langlands Road after the incident

Two men have gone on trial charged with attempted murder following a shotgun attack in Glasgow.

Ryan Carvill, 23, and Marc Hanley, 26, deny targeting Liam Bolger and Jay Fraser in the Linthouse area of Glasgow on 11 July.

Both men face a separate allegation of trying to stab Mr Fraser to death a month earlier at a flat in the city's Govan area.

Both are also accused of possessing a shotgun without a shotgun certificate.

The firearms murder bid charge claims that Mr Carvill and Mr Hanley discharged a loaded shotgun at Mr Bolger and Mr Fraser to their severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of their lives.

The earlier allegation states that they tried to kill Mr Fraser by repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a knife at 10 Cressy Street, Glasgow, on 4 June 2016.

Mr Hanley also faces an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice by asking two men to induce or coerce a woman who witnessed the alleged knife attack not to identify them or anyone else.

Mr Carvill and Mr Hanley, who the prosecution claims was on bail at the time, both deny the charges.

The trial, before Lord Mulholland at the High Court in Livingston, continues.

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