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Killer Steven Souley and another man jailed over Christmas Day axe attack

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Image caption Steven Souley, who previously killed a man, went to the party uninvited

A convicted killer and another man have been jailed over a Christmas Day attack which left their victim needing surgery for a wound to his groin and penis.

Steven Souley, 26, and Zico Malavin, 20, admitted attacking Robert Eadie, 25, with an axe and knife after gatecrashing a Glasgow party in 2014.

Souley, who was previously jailed for seven years for killing a man in 2010, was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Malavin was jailed for two-and-a-half years for his part in the attack.

'Terrifying attack'

Jailing both men at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Boyd told them: "This was a cowardly and vicious attack.

"You came uninvited into the property and subjected him to what was a terrifying attack."

A previous hearing at the High Court in Glasgow heard that the attack happened at a Christmas party hosted by Mr Eadie's sister at her flat in the city's Summerston area.

Souley and Malavin, who were not invited, turned up at about midnight. Souley was armed with an axe and Malavin - who was wearing a red Christmas jumper - was clutching a knife.

Mr Eadie's sister, who knew the pair, demanded that they leave. Her brother was attacked after he tried to put them out of the flat.

Souley and Malavin both fled the scene and police and paramedics were called.

A knife and a Christmas sweater were later found at a property linked to Souley.

Culpable homicide

It was months later that the pair were charged.

The court heard that Mr Eadie needed an operation to repair a "deep wound" to his groin and to his penis. He also suffered injuries to his head and hand.

Souley and Malavin, both from the city's Drumchapel area, admitted a charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Souley was jailed in 2011 after being convicted of the culpable homicide of 41-year-old Andrew Curran.

In May 2014, he was deemed safe enough to be freed early.

Zico Malavin's brothers were both found guilty of murder over the attack on Mr Curran.

Angus Malavin was jailed for 18 years and younger brother Zak for 17 years.

Mr Curran died from a sword wound to the neck.

The fatal attack in a park happened following a row over a bottle of Buckfast.

A fourth Malavin brother, Kris, was jailed for seven years in 2014 after he tried to run down and kill a key witness in the murder trial.

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