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Court / Man jailed for seven years after being found guilty of attempted murder

A GLASGOW man who stabbed another man at a party in Lerwick in September last year has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Fifty year old Stephen Savage attacked the other man with a knife in a row over £20 that had gone missing from the property.

Savage had been found guilty of attempted murder during a trial at Glasgow High Court last month. He was sentenced at Dundee High Court earlier today (Wednesday).

Stephen Savage. Photo: Police Scotland

During the trial a witness recalled a frenzy and Savage clutching a large blade.

His victim was stabbed in the chest and had to be flown by air ambulance to hospital in Aberdeen.

Dundee High Court heard on Wednesday that had it not been for quick medical attention, the victim surely would have died.

Savage had previous convictions for assault with weapons including a four and a half year jail term in 2012 for an unprovoked attack on a dad outside a primary school in Glasgow.

Speaking after sentencing, detective inspector Calum Reid said: “This was an extremely violent offence that left his victim with life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts remain with his victim and his family who were all affected by this crime. I hope this brings them some comfort as Savage now faces the consequences of his reckless actions.

“I hope this conviction highlights our commitment to ensuring those responsible for such crimes will be investigated and brought to justice. We will continue to use all resources at our disposal and work with our partner agencies to do this.”


Man found guilty of attempted murder

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