Glasgow & West Scotland

David Arthur jailed for stabbing Douglas Ferguson

A man who repeatedly stabbed an amateur boxer in the bottom has been jailed for six years and eight months.

David Arthur, 29, admitted assaulting Douglas Ferguson to the danger of his life at the victim's home in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 9 August 2013.

The attack came after Arthur's girlfriend was allegedly hurt in an earlier dispute with Mr Ferguson.

Arthur said he took a knife to confront Mr Ferguson as he felt "physically incapable" of dealing with him.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Arthur confronted Mr Ferguson at he went to take the bins out at his home.

Victim chased

Arthur repeatedly stabbed his victim, who yelled: "What are you trying to do - murder me?"

He then chased Mr Ferguson onto the road before leaving the scene of the attack.

Mr Ferguson was rushed to hospital having suffered a number of wounds to the buttocks.

Arthur was later charged before being bailed by a sheriff following an initial court appearance.

Despite being ordered not to go near Mr Ferguson, Arthur turned up at his home on 28 December while armed with an axe.

Arthur also admitted in court to possessing the axe and breaching bail.

Judge Lord Turnbull said Arthur took the "deliberate and calculated decision to inflict violence" on Mr Ferguson.

The judge said this latest offence continued Arthur's "adherence to lawlessness" given his lengthy criminal record.

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