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Lee McIntosh jailed over Kenny Drew party stabbing

A man who stabbed a fellow party-goer nine times after taking offence over a comment made about him has been jailed for five years and 11 months.

Lee McIntosh, 20, attacked Kenny Drew outside a flat in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, in September last year.

He followed Mr Drew outside after the victim made a remark about McIntosh walking about with paper over his face.

McIntosh admitted assaulting Mr Drew to the danger of his life. He will be monitored for two years after release.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how McIntosh had been invited to the party and was initially well behaved.

Repeatedly stabbed

Mr Drew turned up having earlier been at a nightclub.

McIntosh was later seen messing about with paper covering his face.

Mr Drew - who did not know McIntosh - made a remark, which McIntosh appeared to take exception to.

McIntosh later had another go at Mr Drew, which resulted in him deciding to leave the party.

McIntosh followed a "scared" Mr Drew out and repeatedly stabbed him. As the victim slumped to the ground, McIntosh yelled to others: "I've not got the knife - I don't want to go to jail."

The attacker fled, but was later traced by police.

The court heard Mr Drew was scarred for life as a result of the attack. He continues to suffer from depression and now finds everyday tasks difficult.

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