A THUG slashed a man with a "sci-fi style" knife hours after he had been at a funeral.

Paul Hughes, 29, attacked Patrick McGrow, 43, outside the Portland Arms bar in Glasgow's Shettleston in January this year.

The pair had earlier had a row inside the pub before raging Hughes returned armed with the weapon.

Glasgow Sheriff Court was told Hughes had been at the funeral for an old school-friend that day.

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He now faces a jail-term after he pled guilty to assaulting Mr McGrow to his permanent disfigurement and impairment.

Hughes, also of Shettleston, will be sentenced next month.

The court heard how Hughes had been sent home by friends from the pub after the argument.

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But, after then returning, prosecutor Elizabeth Aitken explained: "He walked towards the victim with the 12-inch silver blade in his hand.

"Mr McGrow was repeatedly struck."

The attack was captured on CCTV. Mr McGrow eventually managed to get his attacker away.

Police later held Hughes after he was tracked down following a tip-off.

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Mr McGrow meantime needed 27 stitches for wounds to his fingers and thumb.

Jim McParland, defending, said Hughes was "sickened" by what he done.

The lawyer added: "He has had the knife for 20 years. He cannot remember exactly where from, but it is an ornamental sci-fi memorabilia."

Hughes had his bail continued as sentencing was deferred for reports.