A KNIFE attacker stabbed man after a street row turned violent.

George McFarlane, 38, struck Scott Stewart following a confrontation in Glasgow’s Tollcross on August 30 2020.

A judge heard how there had been a “difficult background” between the men and their families.

McFarlane had been spotted by others in the early hours armed with a blade.

He turned up at the Stewarts’ home, hit the door before walking off.

Prosecutor Alan Parfery told the High Court in Glasgow how Scott Stewart and his son then came out onto the street.

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Mr Parfery said a “serious disturbance” was soon sparked between the men as well as McFarlane’s 36 year-old brother Robert, who also turned up.

The advocate depute went on: “Scott Stewart was stabbed twice to the chest with the knife during this incident.”

The court heard a number of witnesses were left “greatly disturbed and distressed” by what happened.

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The victim meantime shouted: “Phone an ambulance - I have been stabbed.”

He suffered a collapsed lung and was in hospital for two days.

The hearing was told McFarlane was also hurt during the incident.

He had been due to go on trial accused of attempted murder.

But, via his lawyer Graeme Brown, prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the reduced charge of assaulting Scott Stewart to his severe injury while acting under provocation.

Robert McFarlane also faced the murder bid allegation, but his not guilty plea was accepted.

Lady Rae adjourned the case for reports until next month.