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New police appeal over car in Glasgow murder bid

Inveresk Street, Carntyne Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager was hit twice by the car in Inveresk Street, Carntyne

Police have issued a fresh appeal for help in tracing a car that was used in the attempted murder of a teenager.

The 18-year-old victim was walking with two friends in Inveresk Street, Carntyne, Glasgow, when the car struck him at about 20:00 on 30 November.

A male passenger then argued with them before leaving in the car, which returned and hit the victim again.

Police believe the car was a black Volkswagen Golf. The teenager is still in a serious condition in hospital.

Det Sgt William Downie said: "Since this attempted murder was reported to us, extensive inquiries have been carried out to trace the vehicle involved and its occupants. We are still working to establish the motive behind this incident.

Head injury

"We believe that the car involved was a black Volkswagen Golf and I would ask the public for any information that may assist our ongoing investigation.

"Has anyone noticed a car matching this description with accident damage - particularly to the front of it, or has anyone recently been asked to repair this type of car?"

Det Sgt Downie said the victim, who suffered a head injury, was initially taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and later transferred to the Southern General Hospital.

The officer said the victim's condition was "serious" but had "improved slightly".

He added: "I would still urge any witnesses, or anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police, to come forward to officers."

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