Police Scotland have made a public appeal to identify a seriously injured man hit by a car in the early hours of this morning.

The unidentified man was seriously injured when he was struck by a black VW Golf car on George Street, near to Barr Place, Paisley at around 12.45am.

He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where medical staff describe his condition as critical.

The injured man is described as white and was wearing a navy and white striped t-shirt, a black hooded top, navy jogging bottoms and white socks.

He was with a man, only described at this time as wearing grey clothing, who left the scene before police arrived.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross, Paisley CID said: “It would appear that the man had been walking along George Street with another man when he lay or fell on to the road. It’s at this time he was struck by the VW Golf.

“Whilst undergoing treatment for the injuries suffered after being run over, medical staff noticed that he also had injuries that may have been sustained prior to being run over.

“At the moment, due to his condition, we have not been able to speak to him and so have been unable to establish what happened or indeed, who he is.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and checking CCTV to try and find out where he and the man he was with were in the lead up to him being injured.

“We need to find out who the man is so we can let any family know where he is and that he is very unwell. If you were in George St and saw that two men or have any dash cam footage from there, or know where the man had been earlier that night, then please get in touch.

“Information can be passed to Paisley CID via 101 quoting reference number 0128 of the 1 May 2020. If you wish to remain anonymous, then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”