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Glasgow mother who stabbed son given probation

Elizabeth Park
Image caption Park said she had no recollection of the incident and had been drinking

A woman who admitted stabbing her son during a row outside their Glasgow flat has been given two years probation.

Elizabeth Park, 61, attacked 29-year-old Paul Park at the door of their home in Govan in December.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how she stabbed her son in the arm after he complained at being locked out on his return from a party.

Sheriff Norman Ritchie told Park that she would be under strict supervision during her time on probation.

At a previous court appearance Park admitted assaulting her son to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement on 27 December 2009.

The court heard how Mr Park and his girlfriend were returning home after a Boxing Day party at his aunt's house at about 0130 GMT when the incident took place.

Mr Park tried to use his key to get in but the inside chain was on.

Door chained

When he tried to reason with his mother to let him in he could hear her shouting: "I don't want yous in the house".

The chain to the door was taken off after Mr Park tried to open the door again.

When the door opened, his mother was standing with a knife in her hand which she used to stab him on the arm.

The court heard that Mr Park and his girlfriend called for an ambulance and police and his mother was later arrested.

He needed surgery on the stab wound to his arm.

His mother later claimed that she had no recollection of the incident and had been drinking at the time.

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