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June 7, 2006

Thug knifed deaf mute in pool table row

From: Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK - Jun 7, 2006

A THUG stabbed a deaf mute and left him for dead in a sickening attack in a Glasgow pub toilet, a court was told.

Peter Bradley, 45, followed Gordon Sellar and assaulted him after a dispute about whose turn it was to play pool at the Fat Cats pub in Craigpark.

Bradley punched and kicked Mr Sellar, pulled out a knife and repeatedly struck him on the head and body before stabbing him in the chest.

Kevin McCallum, prosecuting, told the High Court in Glasgow: "Mr Sellar was bleeding profusely from his injuries, but none of the patrons in the pub offered any assistance.

"He and his friend went to Glasgow Royal Infirmary by taxi.

"Medical opinion is that the stab wound to the chest was life-threatening."

After the frenzied attack Bradley fled from the pub. When interviewed by police he denied having been there.

Bradley, of Cardross Street, Dennistoun, admitted assaulting Mr Sellar to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment and to the danger of his life on February 10.

Judge Lady Dorrian deferred sentence on Bradley, who has previous convictions for assault and possession of an offensive weapon, until next month for an assessment of the risk he poses to the public.

© 2006 Newsquest (Herald & Times) Limited.