TWO thugs armed with bottles and a knife, who launched a brutal attack on three men, were jailed for a total of five years.

Dalton Baxter, 26, pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to stabbing two men to their severe injury outside the Duke Bar, in the city’s Duke Street last December.

Ryan Galloway, 33, also admitted assaulting one victim and a third man with a glass bottle.

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Both accused carried out the attack after being ejected from the pub.

Sheriff Alan Mackenzie jailed Baxter for three years and Galloway for two years on Tuesday.

The court heard that outside the pub the pair got into an altercation with one victim.

Prosecutor Adele MacDonald said: “Mr Galloway took two bottles outside and approached [the victim].

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“CCTV shows Mr Galloway striking him on the head with one of the bottles.”

The court heard Baxter then assaulted the victim.

Ms MacDonald added: “Mr Baxter is seen taking something from his waistband and runs towards [the victim] making a stabbing motion.

Meanwhile Galloway struck the third victim with the other bottle.

The first victim suffered stab wounds to his ribcage and head, while the second needed 10 stitches put on the injury to his left hand.

The third victim had a 12cm cut to his scalp which required nine stitches.

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Lawyer Gerry Grady, defending Galloway, claimed the second victim had been involved in the earlier incident and returned with others.

Peter Malone, defending Baxter, said: "[The victim] started the violence outside as he headbutted Mr Baxter. But Mr Baxter accepts his reaction was hugely over the top."