Drugged-up knifeman terrified mum and child

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A KNIFEMAN “out of his face on drugs” put a young mum and her children through a terrifying ordeal.

George Hunter, 28, repeatedly brandished knives at the woman and tried to thrust the weapons into her hand saying: “Stab me, stab me! You said you were going to stab me.”

Livingston Sheriff Court was told he then knifed himself several times in the stomach and threatened to tell police that the mum – who can’t be named for legal reasons – had attacked him.

Hunter, from Whitburn, yesterday pleaded guilty to assaulting a girl by smacking her on the bottom to her injury and two breaches of the peace.

He was jailed for eight months.