Glasgow & West Scotland

Man struck by car in murder attempt in Glasgow

A man is being treated for serious head injuries after he was deliberately hit by a car following an argument with three men in the north east of Glasgow.

Police are treating the incident, which took place on Royston Road at about 13:00 on Friday, as attempted murder.

They said the 47-year-old victim was talking to the men who were in a car on Royston Road when an argument occurred.

The driver of the white Ford Focus estate then deliberately drove at the victim and stuck him with the vehicle.

The car drove off along Royston Road towards the Germiston area.

The driver of the car was described as being a white male in his mid to late 20s, of thin build, with short, fair hair, which was possibly shaven.

Police said he did not have a west of Scotland accent. The two other occupants of the car were described as white but there was no further description.

Det Sgt Nicola Kilbane said: "At the moment we have no clear motive for this attack on the 47-year-old victim.

"However we now have a good description of the vehicle involved which is a white, Ford Focus estate model which has a 07 number plate.

"I would ask anyone who has any information about this vehicle or who may have seen it since lunchtime yesterday to get in touch."

She said the car would have sustained damage and urged any garages who had been asked about repairs to a white Ford Focus estate to get in touch.