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Stab thug locked up.

Byline: HEATHER RAMSAY

A THUG who stabbed a stranger in an unprovoked attack was branded an "unspeakable coward" by a judge yesterday.

Stewart Drennan, 21, was jailed for six years for the brutal attack which left Elaine Campbell, 36, lying semi-conscious in a pool of blood near Glasgow city centre.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how an unknown woman - who was with Drennan at the time - had hit Elaine on the head with a hammer, fracturing her skull.

The incident happened in August, 2002, near the Trongate, as Elaine and her sister, Rosalee Jack, were crossing the road looking for a cash machine.

Sentencing Drennan, of Glasgow, Judge Michael O'Grady said: "To stab anyone is a serious matter.

"But to do what you did to this young woman was an act of unspeakable cowardliness."
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Date:Apr 2, 2004
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