Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed for 'crippling attack' in Glasgow

John Freeman
Image caption Freeman blamed his friend for the attack

A man who stabbed a father in a Glasgow street, leaving him crippled for life, has been jailed for 12 years.

John Freeman, 30, was found guilty of attempted murder over the attack on Peter McInnes in the city's Shettleston area in May last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Freeman stabbed the 33-year-old seven times, damaging his spinal cord.

Judge Norman Ritchie QC told him he had "exhibited no remorse" for what he had done.

He added: "Those who wield knives can only expect a lengthy custodial sentence."

The trial heard how Freeman and his friend Allan Wilson targeted Mr McInnes as he made his way from a friend's house on 22 May last year.

The pair yelled abuse at Mr McInnes from a veranda before coming down onto the street to confront him.

Freeman, who was armed with a knife, repeatedly stabbed Mr McInness, who collapsed to the ground.

He denied being responsible and claimed his friend Allan Wilson was to blame.

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