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Gary Lindsay jailed for Clifford Bannigan stab attack

A man who stabbed his friend in the head with a screwdriver has been jailed for 10 years for attempted murder.

Gary Lindsay, 39, was convicted of carrying out the attack on Clifford Bannigan, 38, at a flat in Broomhill Drive, Glasgow, on 6 April.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that the victim had been left with a brain injury after surviving the attack.

The case against a co-accused, who was also charged with attempted murder, was found not proven.

The court heard that Mr Bannigan and Lindsay had been friends for years.

'Horrific injury'

Both men were at a party at the flat in Broomhill when Mr Bannigan was stabbed on the body, back and head with a screwdriver which had a six-inch blade.

Lindsay denied carrying out the attack but was convicted of attempted murder.

Jailing him Lord Jones told Lindsay that he had been convicted of a brutal attack.

The judge added: "Mr Bannigan was the victim of a horrific injury with a screwdriver with a blade of at least six inches plunged into his brain.

"He could have died. His entire life has been devastated."

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