Glasgow & West Scotland

Dying man attacker in new assault

Christopher Spence
Image caption Spence will be sentenced later this month

A man who carried out a brutal attack on a 15-year-old epileptic boy was released from prison months earlier for kicking a dying man, a court has heard.

Christopher Spence, 20, and his friend, Sean Duff, 19, admitted attacking Jay Potter, now 16, in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow in May 2008.

Co-accused, Robert Lappin, 20, admitted assaulting the boy's aunt, Tracey Potter, 35, with a claw hammer.

Sentence on the trio was deferred and they were remanded in custody.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Jay Potter was targeted as he walked with his aunt, Tracey, hours after he had suffered a seizure.

Permanent disfigurement

Spence and Duff, both from Glasgow, punched the 15-year-old and struck him on the head and body with a golf club.

As he lay defenceless on the ground, they kicked him repeatedly.

Spence and Duff admitted assaulting the teenager to his permanent disfigurement and the danger of his life, in Duntarvie Road, Easterhouse on 15 May 2008.

The court was told that at the time of the attack, Spence had only been out of detention for a few months after he admitted kicking 19-year-old Stuart Baillie on the head as he lay dying in a Glasgow street in August 2007.

Spence and Duff, along with co-accused, Lappin, will be sentenced later this month.

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