A teen who attacked two strangers in Aberdeen with a five-inch knife while high on drink and drugs – slashing one on the face – has been detained for more than two years.
Rhian Doran, 19, left one of his victims with a permanent scar after he carried out his sustained attack fuelled by booze and cocaine on October 30 last year.
Doran was out on licence at the time, having been released from detention early four months beforehand.
The court previously heard the two men had been in the city centre socialising and came into contact with Doran while walking down Thistle Court.
Doran shouted towards one of the men, who in response told him to “shut up”.
It was then he approached them with the blade and pursued the pair, trying to knife one of them, before attacking them on Esslemont Avenue.
Doran slashed one of the men on the right side of his face – leaving him with a two-inch permanent scar from his forehead to above his right eye, and other lacerations.
The other man – who Doran also struck with the knife, as well as knocking him over and kicking him in the eye area – suffered a broken cheekbone as well as a permanent scar in the area of his ear.
Defence agent Alex Burn told the court Doran had taken drink and cocaine that night. He said: “He was trying to locate one of his party, shouted a name and was told to shut up. We have the ridiculous situation of him rising to the challenge.
“He understands an offence such as this merits a custodial sentence. He does not try to minimise his involvement and takes it on the chin.”
Doran previously admitted having a knife in a public place as well as assaulting a man to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life by trying to knife him, before going on to repeatedly strike him with the blade.
He also admitted a charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement to the man’s friend.
Doran was ordered to serve eight months of his previous sentence, and a further 26 months.
Sheriff Alison Stirling told the teen, who is being held at Young Offenders Institute Polmont, he will be supervised for 12 months after his release.