A crack cocaine addict who tried to murder a man in a brutal knife attack at a north-east play park has had his appeal against his conviction refused.
Morrison, who was 41 at the time of his conviction, left his victim 32-year-old Martin Noble permanently scarred after the attack at Bruar Court, Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire.
When police arrested him following the attempted murder he told officers: “It was me getting stabbed.”
Following his conviction, Morrison lodged an appeal against the decision and a hearing has now taken place on the matter.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service confirmed his appeal against conviction has been refused.
Morrison, a former tyre fitter, of Ash-Hill Place, Aberdeen, denied committing the murder bid on his victim on November 29 in 2018, but was convicted of the crime following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.
He was found guilty of repeatedly striking him on the body with a knife to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life and attempting to murder him.
He lodged a special defence of self-defence but told jurors: “I have never used knives in my life. I didn’t stab Martin Noble. I was petrified for my life.”