A KNIFE thug attacked man amid a row that had been brewing for years.

Colin Drummond struck David Cuthbert close to the 30-year-old's home in Auchinleck, Ayrshire on March 20 2022.

Mr Cuthbert had turned up there with a friend that night.

This other individual had demanded Drummond come outside.

Prosecutor Lindsey Dalziel told the High Court in Glasgow: "He [the second man] said his intention was to talk to Drummond about a disagreement from years ago that had not been settled."

But Drummond came out clutching a blade and went after the men as they ran off.

He soon struck Mr Cuthbert twice on the left side of the neck.

The victim had to take off his top and use it to help stem the blood.

Mr Cuthbert needed hospital treatment, but was able to leave days later. He has been left scarred for life.

Drummond - who already had a history of violence - pleaded guilty on Friday to assaulting Mr Cuthbert to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.

Tony Lenehan KC, defending, said Drummond had earlier texted the other man to stay away from his door.

Mr Lenehan also stated: "There were decisions thereafter available to him other than the one he took."

Lord Beckett deferred sentencing until July 19 when Drummond will appear at the High Court in Edinburgh; he was remanded in custody meantime.