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Man admits Glasgow nightclub neck slash attack

image captionMcGinn slashed his victim on the neck after an argument in the street

A man has admitted attempted murder after slashing a fellow reveller in the neck outside a Glasgow nightclub.

Kevin McGinn attacked Andrew Crerar in the city's Glassford Street, on 26 June, shortly after both men had been refused entry to the Tiger Tiger venue.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the victim had to undergo surgery after his carotid artery was slightly cut.

Judge Lady Clark deferred sentence on McGinn until next month at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Street argument

The court heard how McGinn and Mr Crerar, who did not know each, had been in Tiger Tiger, and went outside with others.

When they were refused re-entry because they had had too much to drink the two men began arguing and pushing each other.

McGinn then pulled a knife from his back trouser pocket and struck Mr Crerar.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, McGinn also admitted striking Mr Crerar on the neck with a knife to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.