Man stabbed neighbour with potato peeler

Livingston Sheriff Court

Livingston Sheriff Court

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A MAN who stabbed a neighbour in the head with a potato peeler after a drunken fallout has been jailed.

Steven Frame was thrown out of Paul Curren’s home after the row, but returned minutes later armed with a kitchen knife and the bizarre weapon.

Frame, 41, smashed the front door then, after being punched by Mr Curren, struck him with the potato peeler.

Defence lawyer Andy Aitken told Livingston Sheriff Court: “This was a moment of madness which came out of nothing as a result of both men being heavily intoxicated.”

Frame, from Bathgate, was today jailed for 29 months after earlier pleading guilty to vandalism, assault to injury with a “sharp potato peeler” and carrying a knife in a public place during the incident on June 22 last year.

Passing sentence, Sheriff Anderson told Frame: “You burst into someone else’s house having armed yourself with two weapons and you attacked Mr Curren.

“He wasn’t badly hurt but you aimed a sharp instrument at his head – anything could have happened – and after that you didn’t dispose of these weapons, you kept them on you.”