A VIOLENT thug who threatened six school boys with a knife and demanded their mobile phones was yesterday jailed for four and a half years.

Jahanzaibe Butt, 30, from Glasgow, targeted five boys as they walked home from school in the Pollokshields area of the city on September 3 last year.

He attacked his sixth victim on September 10, 2018.

Butt, who is assessed as a high risk of re-offending, robbed four of his victims – who were aged 13, 13, 14 and 15 – of their mobile phone, and attempted to rob an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Scott told Butt: “All these boys were left shocked, frightened or distressed. They were six vulnerable children.”

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The court heard that Butt has 14 previous convictions, including a number for assault and robbery, all involving the use of a knife.

Lady Scott ordered him to be on licence for two years after his ­release from jail.

As he was led away to the cells, Butt shouted: “I’m not serving any of it.”

Lady Scott told him: “That’s all.”

The court heard that Butt ­approached his first two victims, brothers aged 15 and 11, around 3.30pm on September 3, last year, in James Gray Street, Glasgow.

Butt told the 15-year-old: “Give me your phone. I need to call someone for an emergency.”

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Prosecutor Duncan McPhie said: “The accused was in possession of a knife which he presented at the schoolboy The boy immediately took his mobile phone out of his pocket fearing for his and his brother’s safety.”

Butt demanded a phone from the 11-year-old, but he said he did not have one and the accused left.

Minutes later in Langside Avenue, Glasgow, he threatened two 13-year-olds at knifepoint and robbed one of them of his mobile phone and attempted to rob the other.

At 4.15pm Butt targeted a 14-year-old boy. He asked him: “Have you got the time,” and the boy took out his phone and said it was a quarter past four.

Butt produced a knife and told his victim “give me your phone,” and then shouted: “Give me the pin or I’ll cut you.”

The 14-year-old handed over his phone.

Butt’s sixth victim was attacked in Terregles Avenue and Springkell Avenue, Glasgow, on September 10, last year.

Solicitor advocate Gerry Considine, defending, said: “He is remorseful. This must have been a terrifying ordeal for all those involved.”