Vauxhall Insignia driven at men in Paisley, event treated as attempted murder

Two men were taken to hospital yesterday after being deliberately driven at in what police are describing as an attempted murder bid.

The incident happened in the Glenburn area of Paisley on Thursday (30 March) at around 4.10pm.

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The pair were struck by a dark coloured Vauxhall Insignia as they were standing on Fintry Avenue, leaving the 22-year-old man seriously injured.

It’s understood the car then drove off towards Park Road.

The two men were struck in the Glenburn area of Paisley
The two men were struck in the Glenburn area of Paisley (Photo: Google Maps)

Both males were taken to the Royal Alexandria Hospital where the 22-year-old man is currently being treated for injuries to his head and body. Hospital describe his condition as stable.

The 28-year-old man was released without injury.

Detectives in Paisley are now probing into the incident by viewing CCTV and carrying out door to door enquiries to establish the exact circumstances.

Prior to the men being htit, it’s believed they were talking to the occupants of a dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa and police say it is vital that they speak to the driver of the vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Ally Semple at Paisley CID said: “We believe that the Vauxhall Insignia was deliberately driven at the two men and as such are treating this incident as attempted murder.

“Officers are currently viewing CCTV and carrying out door to door enquiries to establish the exact circumstances and we know that just prior to the men being struck by the car, they had been speaking to the occupants of a dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa car in Fintry Avenue.

“It is vital that we speak to the occupants of the Corsa car and also a potential witness who was standing across the road at this time. I urge these people to contact police immediately.

“I also appeal to anyone in the Paisley area who saw a dark coloured Vauxhall Insignia, which may possibly have been accident damaged with a broken windscreen, to contact police as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact Paisley CID via 101 or alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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