Murder bid probe after man mowed down by car in deliberate attack

A 57-year-old sustained serious injuries after the vehicle ploughed into him in Coatbridge on Sunday night.

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Attempted murder: Police are hunting for those responsible.

A man has been mowed down by a car during a deliberate attack in North Lanarkshire.

Suspects targeted the 57-year-old man in Doune Terrace, Coatbridge, near the roundabout at Lomond Road on Sunday night.

The dark-coloured saloon car ploughed into the man around 11pm.

He sustained serious leg and back injuries and was taken to Monklands hospital where his current condition is described as stable.

Officers believe there were two or three men in the car which drove off in the direction of Lomond Road.

Police are treating the attack as an attempted murder and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened.

Detective inspector Gordon Sneddon, of Coatbridge CID, said: “This was a deliberate act that has caused serious injuries to a man who happened to be in the street at the time.

“We are asking anyone in the area at the time and may have dash-cam footage of the incident, or of the car involved, to get in touch. Anyone else that has information that could help with our investigation is also asked to call us.

“If you can help please contact us via 101, quoting incident number 3644 of Sunday, January 23, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”