Glasgow & West Scotland

Double car attack in Glasgow was 'attempted murder'

Inveresk Street, Carntyne Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager was hit twice by the car in Inveresk Street, Carntyne

A teenager is in a critical condition after being hit twice by a car in Glasgow in an attack that police are treating as attempted murder.

The 18-year-old victim was walking in Inveresk Street, Carntyne, with two friends, when a small black car struck him at about 20:00 on Sunday.

A male passenger got out and argued with the group before he left in the car, which returned a short time later and again deliberately struck the victim.

The teenager suffered a serious head injury.

'Despicable attack'

Police said the 18-year-old man was attacked while walking with a male and a female friend.

Det Sgt William Downie said: "This was a deliberate, targeted attack on the 18-year-old man who has sustained a very serious head injury.

"Our inquiries now focus not only in tracing those responsible for this despicable attack but also in establishing the motive behind it.

"A number of witnesses have already spoken to police regarding this incident, however, I am still keen to speak to anyone else who either witnessed the incident or has any other information which may assist our inquires."

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