An Aberdeenshire farmer has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of attacking a former school friend with a loader and knife.

Stuart Allan, 31, rammed his victim's van with a Manitou loader then slashed his neck in a 'drugcrazed' attack in November 2019.

Appearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Allan was sentenced to 24 months behind bars. Sherriff Morag McLaughlin said she had 'no option other than to impose a custodial sentence' due to the seriousness of the crime.

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Last month the jury at Aberdeen Sheriff Court found Allan guilty of assaulting neighbouring farmer Gary Stuart, 29, to his injury, permanent disfigurement, and danger of life. The solicitor for Mr Allan of Goryhill Farm, Alford, told the court a custodial sentence meant his parents could have to sell the livestock or even the farm.