Man struck by car in hit-and-run murder bid

The incident, which police are treating as attempted murder, happened in Blantyre on Friday.

Hit-and-run: Police treating it as attempted murder. Police Scotland
Hit-and-run: Police treating it as attempted murder.

A man is suffering life threatening injuries after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run.

The incident, which police are treating as attempted murder, happened in Anderson Gardens, Blantyre, at around 7.40am on Friday. 

A man was deliberatly hit by a silver Peugeot and was taken Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Detective Sergeant Laura Sands said: “This was a reckless act that has resulted in a man sustaining life threatening injuries. 

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“Although this happened early in the morning, I would ask that if anyone noticed a car matching this description or any suspicious activity in the area to contact police. 

“We believe the car may have driven in the direction of Glasgow Road and would ask anyone with any information to please come forward.

“I would also appeal to those who have possible dashcam footage that could assist with our investigation to get in touch with officers.”


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