A DUMBARTON man who slashed a man on the body with a knife leaving him severely injured and permanently disfigured has been jailed for 34 months.

Darren Mundie, 29, a prisoner of Greenock Prison, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Wednesday, having admitted assaulting a man with a knife to the body at Brucehill Road, Dumbarton, on April 20.

As he left the dock to begin his sentence in a defiant gesture he “fist pumped” to the public gallery in court one where around 20 family and friends packed in to watch the hearing and see him being led away in handcuffs to begin his lengthy sentence.

His brother Paul Mundie, 32, of the town’s Glencairn Road, stood alongside him in the dock, having admitted breaching the Firearms Act 1968 by being in possession of a conductive energy device designed to discharge a noxious liquid gas or electricity. This happened at Glencairn Road on April 21.

Defence lawyer Scott Adair said: “By my calculations he still has 196 days to serve for breaching a supervised release order from his last prison sentence of two years and six months. His last crime of violence was 13 years ago.”

Solicitor Brian McGuire, appearing for Paul Mundie said: “Paranoia has been a considerable problem for him. His life has been chaotic. He simply has to battle with his difficulties.”

Sheriff William Gallacher told Darren Mundie: “There is no other way to deal with this other by custody.

“You will go to jail for 34 months and upon your release you will be on a 12 months supervised release order.”

Sentence was deferred on Paul Mundie until September 28 for a drug treatment and testing order assessment. Bail was continued.