A teenage thug has been locked up after stabbing another boy in the back and leaving him with injuries which could have killed him.
Leon Donald, 18, left his 16-year-old victim with a punctured lung during the attack in Aberdeen on Friday, August 3.
The city’s sheriff court yesterday heard that the boy was “fortunate” he did not die.
Fiscal depute Colin Neilson, said: “The 16-year-old was walking along Rosehill Terrace with two friends when they came across the accused.
“Donald and the boy had met before but did not know each other well, and the victim noticed the accused doing something with his left sleeve which led him to believe he had a knife.
“The accused punched the complainer in the thigh, and as the 16-year-old turned to leave he felt an impact on the lower left side of his back.
“He was not aware that he had been stabbed at first, and the accused was heard to shout something along the lines of ‘you haven’t seen anything yet’.”
After realising he was bleeding, the boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he received treatment for a punctured lung.
The boy spent two days in a high dependency unit after X-rays showed he had blood in the organ.
Donald later pleaded guilty to being in public possession of a knife “without reasonable excuse or lawful authority”, and striking the other boy “to his severe injury and to the danger of his life”.
The teenager, of Donald Dewar Court in Aberdeen, appeared on remand from the Polmont young offenders institute.
Defence lawyer, Mike Munro, said the accused had little recollection of the incident as he had taken a Xanax pill and had been drinking.
Sheriff Graeme Napier sentenced Donald to 16 months in detention.