TWO men are behind bars after a horror machete attack on a Renfrewshire couple.

Brian Brooks and Josh McIntyre pounced on Christopher Mellon and Donna Galloway on September 24 last year.

Mr. Mellon ends up in need of a 22-hour operation to re-attach his fingers and left hand after he was partially amputated.

Brooks and McIntyre, both 26, were both convicted in a trial at the High Court in Glasgow, and were each convicted of attempting to kill Mr Mellon, 27, and 34-year-old Ms Galloway.

The duo were further convicted of assaulting a three-year-old boy with machetes and were remanded in custody pending sentencing in Edinburgh next month.

Ms Galloway recalled the couple's a mystery accomplishments when they stormed into a house at Ferguslie Park Avenue, Paisley.

The mum-of-four told jurors: "I just remember a laugh or like 'yes'. I turned and all three of them were all round Chris. "

The attackers eventually fled, leaving the victims.

Mr. Mellon suffered a fractured skull.

Prosecutor Craig Findlater asked the forklift truck driver how his life had been affected.

Mr Mellon replied: "I can not hold my sons' hands crossing the road. I do not have any movement or control in my hands.

"I am going to lose my job. My employers are terminating my contract. "

He said the advocate depute of being "one hundred per cent sure" that Brooks and McIntyre were involved.

Ms Galloway, who has had cuts to her head and shoulder, said one of the duo had "laughing, evil eyes."

She added: "There is something distinctive about his eyes but I do not know what it is."

It was claimed during the trial that Brooks, of Thornliebank, and McIntyre, from Pollok, had been held as a result of "mistaken identity."

It also emerged that spray-painter Brooks already had convictions for assault and robbery, as well as having an offensive weapon.

Lord Brodie deferred sentencing for reports.

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