Detectives are appealing for information after a man was deliberately struck by a car in East Kilbride in an attempted murder bid. 

A 55-year-old man was struck by a black Hyundai around 10:20pm on Thursday 20 June on Blacklands Road, East Kilbride following an altercation.

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Following a conversation with the man and his friend between those in the vehicle, two men got out from the Hyundai and chased them before the car was deliberately driven towards them, striking the 55-year-old man.

Emergency services attended and the man was taken to Hairmyres Hospital.  Medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.

Police are treating the incident at as attempted murder. 

Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and will continue to review CCTV footage for any additional information.

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In a statement, Detective Sergeant Martin McKendrick said: “The motive for the attack is unknown but we believe the man who was injured was the intended target.  

"I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident to contact us. 

"If anyone has captured any footage, I would ask them to pass it on to us as it could provide us with vital information for our inquiry.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Cambuslang Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 4367 of Thursday 20 June 2019 or can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.