Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old man was struck by a car in the Shortroods area of Paisley.

The incident happened on Springbank Road around 7.05pm on Thursday and officers are treating what happened as attempted murder.

The man was hit by a silver Toyota Yaris car and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment to serious injuries.

The car was driven away in the direction of Love Street and was subsequently located on fire at the Air Link Industrial Estate off Inchinnan Road a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Jason Buxton said: “We are treating this incident as attempted murder and extensive enquiries are being carried out to establish the full circumstances.

“I would urge anyone with information or may have seen a silver Toyota Yaris in the area on Thursday evening to get in touch.

“We would also be keen to hear from anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage in the Springbank Road which could aid our investigation.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 2974 of 21 April, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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