Two men charged with murder bid after cyclist struck in 'hit and run'

William Smith and James Muirhead appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Two men charged with attempted murder bid after cyclist struck in ‘hit and run’ in Glasgow STV News

Two men have appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a cyclist was left permanently disfigured having been hit by a car in Glasgow.

Duke Street, east of the city centre, was shut to all traffic after a man riding a bike was knocked down shortly before 10am on Monday, September 4.

The occupants of the car have left the scene on foot and the cyclist was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment, police said.

James Muirhead, 33, and William Smith, 26, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday charged with 14 offences including assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement, danger of life and attempted murder.

Muirhead, of Glasgow, is also accused of theft by housebreaking, threatening or abusive behaviour and possession of a bladed article.

Along with theft by housebreaking, Smith, of Cumbernauld, faces four road traffic charges including dangerous driving.

The pair made no plea, were committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

They are due to appear at court again within a week.

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