Car pulled from canal after man injured in ‘targeted’ hit and run

Emergency services were first called to Beaufort Gardens in Beauly at around 7.45pm on Saturday.

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A car has been pulled from a canal after a man was seriously injured in a “targeted” hit and run in the Highlands.

Emergency services were alerted to a disturbance at Beaufort Gardens in Beauly at around 7.45pm on Saturday.

Police said a number of people were involved. A 38-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

The victim was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

A car then plunged into the Caledonian Canal, near Muirtown Basin in Inverness, at around 8.55pm.

The vehicle was recovered on Sunday afternoon with assistance from Police Scotland’s Dive and Marine Unit. No one was found inside.

Detective sergeant Louise Thewlis said: “Our enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we are treating them as linked.

“Our investigation so far suggests this was a targeted incident and there was no threat to the wider public.

“I would urge anyone with information which could help our enquiries to get in touch.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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