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Feared gangland figure Paul Lyons attacked in jail by killer who stabbed victim 142 times

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A murderer who stabbed his victim 142 times and left a knife lodged in his eye socket has admitted attacking feared gangland killer Paul Lyons in a vicious jail brawl.

Peter Allan, who was caged in 2009 for the slaying of dad-of-five Raymond Black, set upon Lyons at Perth Prison. Crime clan figure Lyons was jailed in 2010 for the road rage killing of van driver Mark Fleeman, 32.

Allan was accused of slashing Lyons on February 21, 2021. He was due to go on trial this week charged with assaulting Lyons.Prosecutors claimed he struggled with him, kicked him and struck "him on his face with an unknown sharp implement to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement".But Allan, 34, pled guilty to a reduced charge of punching Lyons, 42, on Thursday.

He was handed a five-month jail term for the offence, to run alongside the life sentence he is already serving.Allan was given a 15-year minimum term for the murder of Raymond Black, and is due to be released in May 2024.

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