Shopkeeper ‘lucky to have his thumbs’ after knife attack horror

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

A KNIFE thug who left a shopkeeper lucky to still have his thumbs is behind bars.

Daniel Fraser attacked Nasif Aslam after pouncing on him outside his store on Ferry Road, the High Court in Glasgow was told.

Mr Aslam had been cleaning rubbish in the street when Fraser apparently stormed up stating: “What have you been saying?”

The victim later needed surgery after being rushed to hospital.

Mr Aslam suffered serious hand injuries – but, despite that, Fraser gave his own thumbs-up to Judge Lord Mulholland as he was locked up yesterday.

Fraser was jailed for five years and three months after admitting assaulting Mr Aslam to his severe injury and permanent impairment.

The attack happened on August 11 this year on Ferry Road.

The court heard the victim was badly hurt as he tried to grab the knife from Fraser.

Prosecutor Maryam Labaki said medics were of the opinion Mr Aslam was “fortunate to still have the use of his thumbs”.

Lord Mulholland said the jail-term would have been seven years, but for his guilty plea.