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Steven McCallum jailed for eight years after knife attack

A man has been jailed for eight years after stabbing another man in the thigh with a butcher knife and slashing him on the neck.

Steven McCallum, 29, of Cowie, near Stirling, was found guilty of attempted murder and possessing three knives in the street.

The attack on John McCallum - no relation to his attacker- happened at a house in Plean on 4 May.

Steven McCallum had been previously jailed for a similar attack.

A trial heard how he had attacked John McCallum with the knife and two other men escaped through a window, as he ran amok following a drinking session.

The men later returned to the house to find the victim with serious stab wounds, which doctors described as "life-threatening".

It was reported that John McCallum's wound to his thigh was so deep that the blade had penetrated his abdomen.

McCallum was also cut on his arms and wrists as he tried to ward off blows from his attacker's knife and he had a deeper gash to his neck.

Sentencing Steven McCallum, judge Lord Bannatyne said background reports showed there was a serious risk of him causing harm.

The judge made an order extending the time he must remain on licence by two years.

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