Got the heads up on this story from someone on the way to visit Sean, I don't intend this to be a "fire up the outrage bus" thread, but, knife crime is an ongoing problem in the West of Scotland (and other areas) and in this instance it happens to be a serving soldier from my Regiment who has been stabbed, hence my interest. Scots teen soldier stabbed while on home leave was former Queen's guard - The Daily Record A SOLDIER who has guarded the Queen is seriously ill after being stabbed on home leave. Sean McLellan was knifed in an unprovoked attack following a night out to celebrate his 18th birthday. Police are treating it as described as "serious but stable". His mother Josephine, of Greenock, Renfrewshire, said: "It is a terrible shock. "Sean is so-so and we are just hoping he is going to be all right." Sean was stabbed in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, around 5am on Sunday. He ran bleeding from his attacker and managed to phone 999. Sean is a Guardsman from 1st Battalion The Scots Guards and is based at Wellington Barracks in London. Officers at the barracks perform duties at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and St James's Palace. It is understood Sean was on weekend leave when he was knifed. Get well soon nipper.