Man jailed after bottle attack leaves victim blind in one eye

James McHarg was injured so badly as a result of the attack he was unrecognisable to his sister.

Raymond Ramage jailed after bottle attack at Glasgow’s Partick station leaves man without eyesight SNS Group

A man who made his victim lose his eyesight after bottling his face has been jailed for 18 months.

Raymond Ramage, 23, struck James McHarg, 35, outside Glasgow’s Partick train station on July 14, 2021.

Mr McHarg had earlier rowed with Ramage and co-accused Robert Stevenson, 35, which turned violent.

Mr McHarg was injured so badly as a result of the attack he was unrecognisable to his sister.

The victim also suffered a fractured eye socket, deformation to the eyeball as well as multiple facial and head wounds.

On Thursday, Ramage pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault to Mr McHarg’s severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment.

Stevenson admitted assaulting Mr McHarg by struggling and brandishing a bottle at him and was jailed for nine months.

The court heard the two attackers were loitering outside the station together when Mr McHarg walked past.

CCTV played in court showed the trio engaged in conversation which got “heated”.

Mr McHarg initially brandished a bottle at Ramage who momentarily ran away.

Stevenson then brandished a bottle in his hand but was restrained by Mr McHarg.

Prosecutor Hannah Sweeney said: “Ramage entered with a bottle which was struck over Mr McHarg’s head.

“Blood came from his head which went on his jumper.”

The trio split off with Mr McHarg going to his sister’s home.

Ms Sweeney added: “Mr McHarg continued to bleed so much his sister didn’t recognise him.”

An ambulance later took him to hospital and paramedics reported the incident.

The attackers were picked up by police meantime after Stevenson went into a shop to clean blood off himself while Ramage remained outside.

Ms Sweeney stated Mr McHarg received various wounds to his nose, ear and forehead.

His right eyeball was bleeding and swelling as well as soft tissue damage to it.

Ms Sweeney added that there was “deformation to the right eyeball, a bone rupture, an orbital fracture and his pupil was retro positioned”.

His eye was also given a variety of stitches which were removed in various appointments over eight weeks.

She said: “At that stage there was no vision from his right eye and he continues to feel pain when there is movement.”

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