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Stuart Harris jailed for food row attack on Robert Munro

A man who left his neighbour with brain damage after kicking, stamping and jumping on his head has been jailed for eight years and three months.

Stuart Harris, 27, admitted a charge of attempted murder after attacking Robert Munro, 29, at the victim's flat in Darvel, East Ayrshire, on 13 May.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Harris launched the attack in a row over food.

He was also ordered to be monitored in the community for two years on his release from prison.

The attack took place after Harris' girlfriend Debbie McGillvary suspected that Mr Munro had stolen food during a party at their flat.

The court had heard that as a result of the attack, Mr Munro suffered an inoperable brain injury and initially his family was told that he was unlikely to survive.

The brain injury means that he now displays impulsive and inappropriate behaviour.

Mr Munro is able to move with the aid of a wheelchair and it is anticipated that he will eventually be able to walk with aids.

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