Man left friend in pool of blood after row over cyclists

Jay Fraser, 26, stabbed Jordan Kerr, 27, outside a flat in Glasgow’s Springburn last December.

A man who stabbed a friend and left him lying unconscious in the street after a row over cyclists has been jailed for 23 months.

Jay Fraser, 26, turned on Jordan Kerr, 27, outside a flat in Glasgow’s Springburn last December.

The pair had earlier argued because Fraser claimed Mr Kerr had tried to push two cyclists off their bikes.

Fraser then attacked Mr Kerr with the blade, leaving him with “significant facial disfigurement”.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, Fraser pleaded guilty under provocation to the assault to Mr Kerr’s severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Sheriff Sean Murphy QC told Fraser: “These are serious matters and are particularly serious given your record.

“You have significant previous convictions for violence.”

Fraser was also put on supervision for nine months following his release from prison.

The court heard Fraser and Mr Kerr initially got into an argument that day.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “The accused began to punch and kick Mr Kerr on the head and body.

“Thereafter, he struck him on the head with a knife before making off.”

The court was told Mr Kerr lay unconscious in a pool of blood for four hours before being seen at 5.30am by a member of the public who dialled 999.

Mr Kerr suffered a nine-inch wound to his cheek and nerve damage.

Mr Allan added “As a result of this attack, Mr Kerr will be left with significant facial damage.”

The court heard Fraser went on to assault taxi driver Parvez Chaudhry, 66, a month later after refusing to pay him.

Fraser punched Mr Chaudhry five times on the head, before fleeing the vehicle.

Fraser was finally arrested after punching shopkeeper Naeem Araf, 39, after he refused to give him Buckfast on ‘tick’ in February this year.

Fraser pleaded guilty to the two further assaults and stealing a quantity of sweets from the shop.

Lawyer Frank Moore, defending, said: “Mr Kerr tried to push two cyclists who were passing by.

“They then argued and Mr Kerr produced a knife and tried to stab Mr Fraser. But Mr Fraser took it off him and used the knife to assault Mr Kerr.”

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