Man seriously injured in hit-and-run murder bid

A man has suffered serious injuries in a deliberate hit-and-run murder bid.

At around 11.20pm on Thursday the 38-year-old was walking along Burnhouse Crescent in Hamilton when a silver Range Rover drove at him, knocking him down.

The vehicle then made off at speed along Neilsland Road.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to Hairmyres Hospital for treatment to serious leg injuries.

Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Police Scotland is treating the incident as attempted murder.

Detective Sergeant Ronnie Douglas from Cambuslang CID said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Burnhouse Crescent or Neilsland Road last night and either witnessed the incident, or noticed a silver Range Rover driving erratically, to please get in touch.

“I would also urge any motorists with dashcams who were in the vicinity to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.”

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