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Jordan Mullen jailed over love rival Buckfast bottle attack

A man who attacked his friend with a Buckfast bottle after finding him naked in bed with his girlfriend has been jailed for four years.

Jordan Mullen, 19, admitted launching the attack at his flat in Paisley on 25 August last year after finding Scott McDonald together with Susan McNeill.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that the victim was left scarred for life and suffered a punctured lung.

Judge Lord Bracadale ordered Mullen to be supervised for two years on release.

The court heard how Mullen and Ms McNeill had been arguing prior to the attack.

Suspicious text

He thought she was cheating on him after he discovered a text that made him suspicious.

Mullen left his flat later that evening with his girlfriend and Mr McDonald still inside.

He later returned to find the pair in bed with each other.

Prosecutor Shanti Maguire told how Mullen began lashing out at Mr McDonald as Ms McNeill tried to break them up.

Ms Maguire told the court: "Mr McDonald managed to break free and ran into the kitchen.

"The accused followed, carrying a Buckfast bottle and struck Mr McDonald on the head with it, causing it to smash.

Life-threatening injuries

"He then began to stab at the head and face of Mr McDonald, who tried to protect himself with his arms."

Mullen fled the scene before his victim was taken to hospital.

Mr McDonald required surgery to a wound to his head and he also sustained a punctured lung.

Medics were of the opinion that he could have died had he not been treated in time.

Mullen - who has previous convictions for assault and carrying an offensive weapon - later told police that he had been acting in self defence.

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