A MAN screamed "I'm going to die" after being stabbed in an artery by a machete-wielding thug.

The victim was struck on the shoulder by Liam Maloney, aged 23, close to his home in Drumchapel on December 3, 2021.

The man had initially intervened after a heated argument between Maloney and his mum before being pounced upon.

There were fears the victim could have died due to extensive blood loss and he required six units during a transfusion at hospital.

Maloney pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to assaulting the man to the danger of his life.

The court heard that Maloney and his mum were in a "heated discussion" while walking towards shops.

The victim meantime ran over where he then argued with Maloney but they were then separated.

Prosecutor Christopher McKenna said: "Maloney got past his mother and produced an object with the appearance of a large machete from his shorts.

"He lifted the item above his head and started to wave it in the air.

"[The victim] was then chased before Maloney caught up to him and struck him on the top of his back or shoulder area with the machete."

Maloney fled the scene meantime as the man stumbled to nearby stairs where he collapsed.

Mr McKenna added: "A resident heard someone shout 'I'm going to die' and made his way outside to see [the victim] on the steps bleeding heavily."

Police arrived and noted the victim to be "in and out of consciousness."

He was taken to hospital where he was treated for a five inch shoulder wound which pierced his muscle.

Mr McKenna said: "This caused an arterial bleed and major haemorrhaging that required him to have six units of blood by transfusion.

"He also suffered a fracture to his left shoulder.

"He will be left with scarring at the site of the injury and there was danger to life caused by the extensive blood loss."

Maloney was later traced and arrested when he told officers: "I didn't attempt."

It was revealed Maloney has eight previous convictions, including a 2014 assault and robbery at High Court level, in which he received two years and three months at a Young Offenders Institution.

Sentence was deferred pending background reports and Maloney was remanded in custody meantime.