A THUG stabbed a total stranger 27 times in a minute during a brutal murder bid.

William Leiper had earlier been at a funeral before turning on the victim last October.

The 43-year-old victim had been going to collect his bike outside the Old Toll Bar in Glasgow's Kinning Park when he was attacked.

He ended up in hospital for two months after suffering horrific injuries to his liver, colon and spleen.

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Leiper, 23, faces a lengthy jail-term after he pled guilty to an attempted murder charge at the High Court in Glasgow.

The hearing was told both the thug and his brother Robert Leiper had been at a funeral last October 5.

Around midnight, the victim was leaving the Old Toll Bar with two friends.

Prosecutors Barry Smith said the trio were walking to pick up their bikes when Leiper was clocked walked nearby.

He was joined by his brother, who was the first to suddenly punch the victim.

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Mr Smith told how the assault was entirely “unprovoked”.

Leiper then turned on the victim, who was also kicked. As he tried to get up, he was immediately flung back to the ground.

The horror attack only ended when the victim's friends bravely stepped in.

The brothers fled the scene – but a blood trail to their home in nearby Govan Road lead police to them.

Officers were forced to use a stun grenade to control the situation.

Robert Leiper had also faced an attempted murder allegation, but he instead pled guilty to a reduced charge of assault.

William Leiper was remanded in custody while his brother had his bail continued.

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Lady Scott deferred sentencing until June 26 in Edinburgh.