A MAN from Kilbirnie has been jailed after attacking a victim with a glass bottle on-board a train between Inverkip and Wemyss Bay in January this year.

Ross Wilson, 29, of Hagthorn Avenue, pleaded guilty to serious assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

On September 13, a judge at Greenock Sheriff Court sentenced him to seven months and four weeks imprisonment.

On the evening of January 5 Wilson fought with the 23-year-old victim on-board the train before breaking a glass bottle on a table and using it to slash the victim across the face.

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As a result of the attack the victim required stitches for a laceration wound on his face.

BTP Detective Constable Neil Adams said: “This was a vicious attack and I am pleased that Wilson will spend his immediate future behind bars.

“Our investigation led us to Wilson and we quickly traced and arrested him in connection to the attack.

"This sentence should serve as a stark warning to others that violence will never be tolerated on the railway.

“If you’re a victim of, or witness to, violence on the railway, I urge you to report it to us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency, always dial 999."