Glasgow & West Scotland

Killer Raymond Platt back in jail after murder bid

A killer is back in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder.

Raymond Platt, 43, attacked 47-year-old Edward Bennett in Govan, Glasgow, in July last year. He was also convicted of assaulting William Wray in March 2012 after a row over a mobile phone.

Platt was remanded in custody after sentence for both attacks was deferred at the High Court in Glasgow.

He was jailed for 12 years for culpable homicide in 2000 after fatally stabbing Marc Hayes.

Platt was originally jailed for life for murdering Mr Hayes but the conviction was quashed by appeal judges.

Murder acquittal

He went on trial again before prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

The trial heard how Platt stabbed Mr Hayes through the heart before wrapping the corpse in carpet underlay and bin bags.

In October 1995, Platt was cleared of stabbing Daniel Harley to death inside a taxi office in Govan.

He also has convictions for serious assault and carrying knives.

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