Man with crowbar inflicted terrible injuries on victim in Kirkcaldy attempted murder

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Edinburgh High Court.

A man who inflicted terrible injuries during a murder bid before going Christmas shopping was yesterday warned he faced a lengthy jail sentence.

Scott Nelson, 28, brutally attacked his victim with a crowbar after assaulting another man in the same house in Kirkcaldy.

Nelson left Greig Ramsay, 38, suffering serious head injuries following the attempted murder on December 23 last year.

Nelson, a prisoner in Perth jail, had denied attempting to murder Mr Ramsay at the house in Cawdor Crescent and claimed he acted in self defence.

But a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh unanimously convicted him of the offence and a further assault on Mark Christie.

A judge told him: “You have been convicted by the jury of the attempted murder of one man and assault to severe injury of another man.”

Lord Uist said: “These convictions are bound to result in a lengthy prison sentence being imposed upon you.”

He told Nelson that he could not deal with him today because he has never previously served a jail sentence and would require a background report on him before sentencing.

The judge told jurors it was a “particularly bad case” because of the attempted murder in which the victim sustained terrible injuries.

Sentence was deferred on Nelson until August 12 at the High Court, Livingston. He was remanded in custody until then.