A DAD-of-two who stabbed a neighbour twice in a row over missing money was jailed for 15 months.

James Paita, 34, attacked the 51-year-old man in the car park of Grafton Place tower block in Glasgow on February this year.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday Paita admitted assaulting the victim to his severe injury.

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Sheriff Paul Crozier told the father of two: “You chose to arm yourself in public in a car park on a Saturday afternoon.

“The only way to deal with this is a custodial sentence.”

The court heard that Paita was annoyed because the victim had lost some of his money and he wanted to discuss this with him.

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Prosecutor Pat Callander said: “There was a physical altercation which was witnessed by two neighbours who called the police.

“Mr Paita was seen going to his flat to get a knife and [the victim] shouted on his partner to get a metal bar. Mr Paita stabbed the victim on his left arm and leg.”

Paita ran off and left the man lying injured in the street.

The court was told that the victim now suffers from anxiety and depression.

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Lawyer Paul Kavanagh, defending, claimed that it was the victim who instigated the incident.

He said: “[The victim] head-butted Mr Paita and they went to ground.

“As Mr Paita weighs more, he managed to overpower [the victim] and punched him.

“This does not excuse him arming himself.”