Six and a half years in jail

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A man who repeatedly stabbed another male with two knives in a brutal street attack has been jailed for six and a half years.

Robert Gregg,39, attacked Rory Morrison with the blades at Marmion Road, Galashiels, on December 19 2015. The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Gregg had knocked Mr Morrison to the ground before plunging the weapons into him.

Gregg pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Morrison to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life earlier this month.

Sentence had been deferred for the court to obtain reports.

On Tuesday, defence solicitor advocate Jim Stephenson told judge Lady Scott that his client regretted attacking Mr Morrison.

Lady Scott said that the nature of the attack and the fact that Gregg had 24 previous convictions meant jail was the only sentence open to the court.