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Jamie MacIntyre detained over drugs row murder bid

A teenager who stabbed a man during a drugs row in West Dunbartonshire has been detained for eight years.

Jamie MacIntyre, 18, was convicted of attempted murder following the attack on 18-year-old Joseph Murray at a house in Dumbarton on 8 February this year.

Ryan Mailley, 20, was also convicted of assaulting Mr Murray and convicted, along with Dean Gillespie, 20, of attacking Shaun McNulty at the house.

Both had sentence deferred for one year for them to be of good behaviour.

Passing sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord McEwan told MacIntyre that he had no other option but to send him to prison.

Multiple stab wounds

He added: "The victim might have died. He was stabbed so many times that he needed prompt medical intervention to save his life.

"The sentence will be one of eight years detention in a young offenders institution."

During an earlier trial, the court heard Mr Murray say that before being attacked, he swopped drugs with the men.

He told the jury that he had a quantity of ecstasy and swopped his pills for the former legal high Mephedrone, which his alleged attackers had in their possession.

However, the court heard they had fallen out as Mr Murray had suspected he had been given a fake quantity of Mephedrone and this led to Mr Murray being attacked.

Mailley, MacIntyre, both of Dumbarton, and Gillespie, of Alexandria, stood trial, along with another man, Nathan Stone, 24, on charges of attempted murder.

A jury convicted MacIntyre of attempted murder and assault, whilst Mailley was convicted of two assault charges. Gillespie was convicted of assaulting Mr McNulty.

Mr Stone, whose address was given in court as being a prisoner of HMP Low Moss, walked free from court after being acquitted of all charges.

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