A MAN attacked a window cleaner with a baseball bat after jibes were made about his sick dog.

Richard Mooney, 22, struck Thomas McGuire after pouncing on him in the street in Milton on December 13 2019.

A judge heard today how there was a potential danger to the 33 year-old life after he was hit three times.

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Mooney's lawyer Graham Robertson told the High Court in Glasgow there had been "friction" between first offender Mooney and Mr McGuire.

The advocate said: "He had a dog, which required extensive veterinary intervention.

"There was mention on social media. In response to the operation, there were derogatory remarks made.

"The bat used was aluminium, but hollow inside. He was 19 at the time and is not a man characterised by anti-social behaviour."

Lord Summers said during the hearing it was clear the men were "not the best of friends" and any messages exchanged were not "New Year greetings".

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Mooney, of the city's Lambhill, faced an attempted murder allegation which included claims Mr McGuire had also been driven at and hit.

Prosecutors instead accepted his guilty plea to the reduced charge of assault to injury and danger of life.

Any reference to a car being involved was also deleted.

Lord Summers continued bail for Mooney and adjourned sentencing until February 3 in Edinburgh.

Co-accused Kai Naismith, 22, also of Lambhill, had his not guilty plea accepted to the attempted murder accusation.