A MAN slashed a fellow party-goer in the neck leaving him with a six-inch wound.

Ryan Douglas, 31, pleaded guilty at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week to striking his victim on the neck with a sharp object to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Douglas had been amongst guests at a “small gathering” in a property in Dumbarton Road, Dalmuir, on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

At some point, there had been an argument between Douglas and another man, who then apologised and both shook hands, said fiscal depute Laura Wilcox.

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The other man was subsequently asked to leave with his friends and while outside, Douglas ran from the flat and slashed the man to the back of the neck.

Other witnesses saw something small and “shiny” pulled from Douglas’s pocket just before the attack. Douglas was chased after the assault while the victim went back to the flat and police and an ambulance were called.

Officers arrived around 9.20pm. The victim was found to have a laceration under his hairline to just under his ear. The court was told it was a “smooth-edged wound” and would leave a scar.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said Douglas, listed in court papers as a prisoner at Low Moss, would be sentenced on May 11. Reports are to be prepared on a possible supervised release or extended sentence as part of any jail term.