Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man walking his dog was deliberately hit by a car in East Renfrewshire.
The man was struck by a black-coloured four-door vehicle at a car park near Stormyland Way in Barrhead at around 10.30pm on Friday night.
He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment to leg and back injuries
His dog was also hit by the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver of the car drove off. He is described as white, around 5ft 7ins, aged 52 to 55 years-old, of slim build with a shaved head.
He was wearing a dark coloured jumper and spoke with a local accent.
Detective constable Sarah-Lee MacFarlane said: “This was a deliberate act that caused injuries to the dog walker and killed his dog and we are appealing to anyone in the area at the time who may have seen what happened to get in touch.
“The car involved may be similar to a Nissan Note and if anyone saw it or has dash-cam that would help with our investigation then I urge them to get in touch.
“If you can help please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4043 of Friday, 18 March, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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