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Man jailed for life over murder outside bar

Daniel Devlin will spend a minimum of 17 years behind bars after knifing Dominic Brown in Clydebank.

Devlin was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow (John Linton/PA)
Devlin was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow (John Linton/PA)

A man has been sentenced to a minimum of 17 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the murder of Dominic Brown in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Daniel Devlin, 47, attacked Mr Brown, 31, with a knife after a fight broke out in Radnor Street on August 5 last year.

At the High Court in Glasgow on Monday, Devlin was sentenced to life imprisonment with a 17-year minimum term after his guilty plea.

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Daniel Devlin was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 17 years, at Glasgow High Court on Monday (Police Scotland/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Macleod said: “This was a tragic case where a man has lost his life and another will now face a number of years in prison following a violent fight outside a pub.

“Had Daniel Devlin not decided to use a knife that night then the outcome could have been very different for all involved.

“The choices he made that night highlights that the impact of those using knives is devastating and ruins the lives of victims, perpetrators, their families and the communities that they live in.”

He added: “I hope today’s sentencing will bring comfort to Dominic’s family in what has been a painful and distressing time for them.

“Police Scotland continues to tackle violent crime in an effort to rid our streets of weapons.”

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