Detectives in Paisley have launched a murder investigation after two men were hit by a car, though to have been deliberately driven at them.
Around 6.10pm on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Glenburn, Paisley, two men aged 22 and 28 years were standing in Fintry Avenue when a dark coloured Vauxhall Insignia car appeared to be deliberately driven at them, causing serious injury to the 22-year-old man.
The car then drove off towards Park Road.
Both men were taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital where the 22-year-old man is currently being treated for injuries to his head and body. Hospital staff describe his condition as stable. The 28-year-old-man was released without injury.
Detective Sergeant Ally Semple at 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 enquiries 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.
“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.”
Anyone with information should contact Paisley CID via 101 or alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.