A man was stabbed after an argument broke out about ornamental glass fairies being thrown from a house window.
Stephen McPhail started throwing the ornaments from the window of his brother's girlfriend's house to annoy her after an argument.
He was confronted by Marc Gerrard who was walking along Menzies Road in Aberdeen when one of the fairies shattered at his feet, on May 28 last year.
A scuffle broke out between the pair, before McPhail returned to the flat and grabbed a knife. He stabbed his victim twice with the weapon.
Mr Gerrard did not realise he had been stabbed but looked down to see blood seeping through his top, and could see a piece of flesh hanging out from the side of his stomach when he lifted his top.
He was able to phone 999 using his mobile and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where his blood pressure was too low to be measured. Doctors found that his liver had been cut by the knife.
McPhail, 29, was originally charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.
He also admitted culpably and recklessly throwing the ornaments from the window, "with utter disregard for the safety of others".
The judge, Lord Pentland, deferred sentence for background reports and remanded McPhail, from Aberdeen, in custody.
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