Man stabbed neighbour then drove into police station wall

Brian Kelly struck a man with a knife after he was hit with a bottle of brandy.

Man stabbed neighbour then drove into police station wall Website

A drunk man stabbed a neighbour over a noise complaint before crashing into a police station wall.

Brian Kelly, 56, struck his victim on the landing of their flat in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on April 4 last year.

Kelly was initially struck by a bottle of brandy he had been holding while complaining about noise.

He then retaliated by striking his neighbour with a knife three times to the body, which left the man needing nine stiches.

Kelly then got into his car and crashed into a wall at Glasgow’s Cathcart police station.

On Monday at the city’s sheriff court, Kelly pleaded guilty under provocation to the assault to his neighbour’s severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

He also admitted dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs, and refusing to take a breath test.

Kelly was ordered to undertake 300 hours of unpaid work and was tagged for 12 months, keeping him indoors between 7pm and 7am.

He was also banned from driving for three years by Sheriff Alan Mackenzie.

The sheriff said: “I accept that before you used the knife you were struck with a bottle.

“Following a domestic matter, which you were admonished of, a special bail order was imposed.

“You were forced to take up accommodation where you could find it.

“It was situated in a high-rise in an environment that was different from what you were used to.

“You found it hostile, deeply intimidating and you judged that gang culture was manifesting.

“In your distinct judgement, you went out your flat to remonstrate about ongoing noise while armed with a knife.

“You used the knife which caused a serious injury.

“I recognise that for nearly all your life you have been a law-abiding citizen and your behaviour was utterly out of character and you demonstrated you lost control.

“After the assault, you drove to the police station, which was spectacularly ill-advised given your condition, and you crashed into a wall there.”

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