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Car driven at men in Paisley treated as attempted murder

Police are treating an incident that involved a car being driven at two men, leaving one of them injured, as attempted murder.

The dark Vauxhall Insignia was driven at the 22 and 28-year-olds as they stood in Fintry Avenue in Glenburn, Paisley, at about 16:10 on Thursday.

Both men were taken to Royal Alexandria Hospital.

The 22-year-old has been receiving treatment for injuries to his head and body.

The other man was uninjured and was released from hospital.

Police Scotland said the car was driven off towards Park Road.

'Broken windscreen'

Det Sgt Ally Semple, of Paisley CID, said: "We believe that the Vauxhall Insignia was deliberately driven at the two men and as such are treating this incident as attempted murder.

"Officers are currently viewing CCTV and carrying out door to door inquiries to establish the exact circumstances and we know that just prior to the men being struck by the car, they had been speaking to the occupants of a dark-coloured Vauxhall Corsa car in Fintry Avenue."

The detective added: "It is vital that we speak to the occupants of the Corsa car and also a potential witness who was standing across the road at this time. I urge these people to contact police immediately.

"I also appeal to anyone in the Paisley area who saw a dark-coloured Vauxhall Insignia, which may possibly have been accident-damaged with a broken windscreen, to contact police as a matter of urgency."

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