Glasgow & West Scotland

One hurt in Carnwadric as car drives at man

Image caption Police said they were trying to establish a motive for the incident in Carnwadric

Police in Glasgow are hunting a car driver who deliberately drove at a man before hitting and seriously injuring a partially sighted passer-by.

The incident, which occurred in Carnwadric at about 18:40 on Friday, is being treated as attempted murder.

Police said a 25-year-old man was standing on a footpath at Roukenburn Street when a blue Fiat Bravo appeared to be deliberately driven at him.

It missed him but then hit a 33-year-old man who was nearby.

He was taken to the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary where he was receiving treatment for a broken collar bone and knee injuries.

The Fiat Bravo car was recovered in nearby Boydstone Place a short time later.

The driver of the Fiat Bravo is described as male, white and having a heavy build. He was the only occupant of the car.

Strathclyde Police said the man who was initially targeted by the car was involved in an altercation earlier in the evening but it was not clear if the incidents were linked.

Det Sgt Phil McLauchlan said: "This incident has resulted in a man being seriously injured. We are currently in the process of trying to establish the motive which resulted in the car being driven at the first man.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen the car or the occupant of the car prior to, or following the incident, to contact us."

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