The jury is set to retire in the case of a man accused of attempting to murder another man at an Aberdeen flat.
Ewan MacDonald, 22, has been on trial at the High Court in Aberdeen.
He is accused of assaulting Adrian Martin by lunging towards him and repeatedly striking him on the head and body with knives to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
It is alleged this was to the danger of his life and in an attempt to murder him.
He is also accused of assaulting Mr Martin’s brother Dean by striking him on the body with a knife to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
It’s said the alleged offences occurred at an address on Grampian Road on July 5 last year.
MacDonald denies the charges against him.Giving evidence for a second day was alleged victim Adrian Martin.
He had previously said he did not know who stabbed him. However, yesterday he told the court he had been “up all night” thinking about it.
Defence advocate Lewis Kennedy asked Mr Martin if he could be mistaken about who attacked him given he had taken methadone and alcohol.
Mr Martin said: “no”.
Mr Kennedy also asked him if he did anything to instigate the situation.
Mr Martin said MacDonald stabbed him “because he felt so small and helpless”.
When asked by Mr Kennedy if he was sure that it was MacDonald, Mr Martin said the accused “flew at me with the knife”.
And when Mr Kennedy put it to Mr Martin that when he spoke to police later on July 5 he would have been heavily medicated, the witness replied: “They would have been out of my system, it was 18 hours later.”
Both the Crown and defence gave speeches to the jury.
David Taylor, prosecuting, said MacDonald had “viciously” attacked Mr Martin.
While Mr Kennedy told the jury it was “unsafe” to convict and the quality of the prosecution evidence was “lamentable”.
The trial continues.