Glasgow & West Scotland

Daniel Smart and Kenneth Allan jailed over stabbing

A man who stabbed a teenager who threw a brick through his window, narrowly missing his weeks old baby daughter, has been jailed for eight years.

Daniel Smart, 27, was convicted along with his friend Kenneth Allan, 23, of attacking the 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The attack took place in Glasgow's Drumchapel area on 6 November 2013.

At the High Court in Glasgow, both were jailed for six years for the attack and two years for carrying a knife.

Temporary judge Bill Dunlop QC told both men: "Nothing that happened that evening justified the savagery that you responded with."

Girlfriend's evidence

He told the pair he accepted there had been some provocation.

The court heard that seconds before the attack, a concrete slab had shattered the window of Smart's girlfriend's living room window.

Claire Lee, 23, told the court she was holding their baby girl in her arms trying to get her to sleep.

In court she said: "My 10-week-old baby nearly got hit with a slab. If it had hit her she wouldn't be here."

The court heard that Smart and his friend Allan, who were in the house, grabbed knives and ran out after the 15-year-old boy.

When he fell they kicked and punched him and slashing him on the face and neck.

'Something flashing'

In evidence the teenager admitted throwing the brick through the window saying he was drunk and egged on by others.

He told advocate depute Angela Gray, prosecuting: 'I thought they were just punching me until I saw something flashing and realised I was being stabbed."

The teenager had to undergo an emergency operation at Glasgow's Western Infirmary.

Both Smart and Allan denied the stabbing and claimed it was a case of mistaken identity, even though their DNA was found on the knives and they were caught on CCTV walking down the street carrying knives.

Smart and Allan were originally charged with attempted murder but the jury found them guilty of assaulting their victim by striking him with a knife.

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