A Coatbridge thug was one of two men branded “savages” by a judge, after they recorded themselves torturing and slashing two terrified victims, one of whom was aged just 15.
Scott McClymont, 22, and George Murray, 33, turned on the teenage boy and a 23-year-old man at the latter victim’s flat in Glasgow’s Springburn, days after Christmas last year.
Horror mobile phone footage of the attack was today shown at the High Court in Glasgow, with the crime so gruesome blood seeped down into the flat below.
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During the traumatising nine-minute clip, both victims begged for mercy as they were repeatedly “chopped” on the head and body with blades.
One of the attackers taunted: “Dance for me, dance for me…”
The older victim is seen drenched in blood as he stood frightened in a bath, while the teenage victim pulled his hood up as he cowered while trying to avoid being repeatedly hit.
Amid hysterical laughing by the thugs, Coatbridge’s McClymont stated: “You better die slowly. See if you grass us up.”
One of the pair moaned about the blood marks on his hand. As the onslaught continued, a voice can be heard: “Give him one more (strike) for luck… f****** give him two more. Yes, that’s how you do it.”
The ordeal only ended when the duo became aware of sirens and blue lights in the area. But, police still had to force their way into the flat, where they found the injured victims with both McClymont and Murray also there.
Both pled guilty to attempting to murder the man and assaulting the teenager to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.
Lord Mulholland told them: “I have to say I have watched the most horrendous footage. You behaved like savages. You can expect lengthy sentences for what you did.”
They were remanded in custody as the case was adjourned for reports until next month.
The court heard how McClymont and Glasgow man Murray struck after mistakenly believing they had been “set up” at the flat last December.
There was initially a scuffle with both shouting: “How do people know we are here?” McClymont and Murray then each armed themselves with a knife.
Prosecutor Lindsey Dalziel said: “Murray began attacking the 15-year-old by striking him on the head.
“McClymont then joined in and both began attacking the boy and man with the knives.”
The teenager was brutally set upon in the kitchen for around 15 minutes. Another boy in the flat could hear the victims “pleading” with the thugs to stop and that they had not set anyone up.
A downstairs neighbour had meantime had gone to the bathroom during this.
Miss Dalziel said: “She shouted on her friend to come through. They both saw what they thought was blood dripping through the ceiling on to the bath and floor below.”
Police were alerted and initially found the flat in darkness when they eventually got in. The older victim was soon discovered covered in blood before the 15-year-old was found in a bedroom with a towel around his head.
Both refused to say what had happened and McClymont and Murray were also still there.
Murray later claimed he had been punched and “blacked out”. But, what he and McClymont done was revealed when officers were handed the sick footage.
It is thought to have been recorded on the 15 year-old’s mobile, which was given to police after the attack.
The court heard the older victim suffered 15 head wounds, causing skull and nose fractures. He also sustained hand and wrist injuries.
The teenager needed 28 staples for multiple scalp wounds. His knee and arm were also badly hurt following his ordeal.
The hearing was also told McClymont and Murray already had convictions for violence.
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