Man stabbed over lack of party invite

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A MAN who lashed out with a knife because he wasn’t invited to a party was behind bars today.

A court heard that victim James Hamilton suffered a punctured lung when he was stabbed in an Edinburgh street at the end of a night drinking and playing pool.

Alexander Lawrie was remanded in custody to await sentence after he admitted assaulting Mr Hamilton to the danger of his life.

Lawrie, 26, of Crewe Grove, Edinburgh, was accused of attempted murder after the attack last July 28 in West 
Pilton Green.

But his guilty plea to a reduced charge was accepted.

Advocate depute Murdoch MacTaggart, told the High Court in Edinburgh Mr Hamilton and Lawrie were introduced to each other in The Gunner pub in the Pilton area of the city where they spent the evening chatting, drinking and playing pool. At closing time some of the group headed off, intending to go to a party in Leith, but Lawrie and a friend were not invited and he stabbed the victim.

Judge Lord Pentland called for background reports and Lawrie faces sentence later this month.

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