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Man in girlfriend row stab attack

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Sentence on Ferguson was deferred at the High Court in Glasgow

A teenager who faced an attempted murder charge for repeatedly stabbing another 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Michael Ferguson admitted assaulting Christopher Longburn to the danger of his life in a car park in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, in March.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the attack followed a row about the victim's girlfriend.

Judge Lord Bannatyne deferred sentence and remanded Ferguson in custody.

Multiple wounds

The court heard how Mr Longburn had gone to look for a friend at a flat in Creveul Court, Alexandria, at about 2300 GMT on 5 March.

He instead got into a row about his girlfriend with Ferguson, who was also at the property, and a fight broke out.

Ferguson chased Mr Longburn into a car park behind a nearby medical centre where he then repeatedly stabbed him.

The victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds to his abdomen, managed to stagger to a nearby bar for help.

Ferguson, who has convictions for knife carrying and robbery, handed himself into police two days later and admitted he had stabbed Mr Longburn with a knife after an argument about his partner.

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