A THUG who carried out seven terrifying street robberies in just 50 minutes has been jailed.

Thomas Guthrie, 23, struck in January this year during a series of crimes in Glasgow's West End.

His victims included a man who he stabbed on the leg, two women out for a walk and a schoolboy returning to his home.

Guthrie was today locked up for six years and three months at the High Court in Glasgow.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to the assault and robberies as well as dangerous driving.

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The court was earlier told the first target was delivery driver Thomas Baylem (30) in the city's Yorkhill at 6.45pm on January 14.

Just five minutes later, the thug pounced on James Cleghorn, 37, close to a Tesco in Partick.

At 6.55pm, Shaun Dunning was walking his dog in Partick as Guthrie jumped out a car clutching a steak knife.

Jack Steedman was in the city's Hyndland at 7.10pm when he was grabbed.

Twenty minutes later, Juliet Sutherland (52) and Lieve Sutherland (66) were in Kelvindale when they were confronted.

The final victim was a 15-year-old boy at 7.35pm in Kelvindale.

Guthrie tried to flee police but was soon caught.

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He later claimed to be “nowhere near” the crimes.

Guthrie was on bail at the time for assault with intent to rob, having an offensive weapon and vandalism.

Billy Lavelle, defending, said Guthrie had appeared to be of “decent” character, with a “good family” before “going off the rails”.

The lawyer added: “He fully accepts he committed these offences but is at a loss as to why.”

The court was also told Guthrie had refused to name who his accomplice was.