Eight people who chased a vulnerable man until he threw himself out of a flat window in Glasgow have been labelled a “gang of cowards”.
Ivor Miller, 27, who has learning difficulties, was chased through the city by the group after an altercation with one member.
The 27-year-old sought refuge in a derelict flat and jumped out of a second-floor window suffering severe injury.
At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Norman Ritchie QC ordered a 17-year-old man to be detained for six months. Three of those who pursued Mr Miller were originally charged with attempted murder.
Michael Clare, 21, from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, and two 17-year-old youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had their guilty pleas to charges of assault accepted. All three admitted attacking Mr Miller by chasing him into the common close at 52 Howard Street, Glasgow, on 4 August last year.