Car driven at police officers in Glasgow murder attempt

The incident happened on Banner Drive. Picture: Google MapsThe incident happened on Banner Drive. Picture: Google Maps
The incident happened on Banner Drive. Picture: Google Maps
Two police officers have sustained serious injuries after a car was deliberately driven at them in Glasgow.

Police Scotland said a male and female officer were responding to a call in Drumchapel on Sunday night when the incident happened.

The force said it was treating the incident as attempted murder.

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The officers were responding to a call in Banner Drive at around 11.15 pm when they stopped a car to speak to its occupants

The vehicle then reversed, striking both of the officers.

The female officer, aged 30, suffered serious injuries and is currently in intensive care. The other officer, aged 31 was also seriously injured. He remains in hospital.

Extensive enquiries are underway with detectives conducting door-to-door enquiries and checking CCTV footage for additional detail.

Detective Inspector Ian Hylands said: "Our enquiries so far have revealed that a blue Nissan Qashqai was seen at the location around the time of the incident. A vehicle matching that description has been found badly damaged by fire in Lennox Gardens, Scotstoun. However we have yet to confirm if that is the same vehicle.

"Despite the damage, forensic officers will carry out a comprehensive examination of the car. Everything that can be done to locate the suspects is being done but I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen the incident last night or who has any knowledge of the vehicle or the suspects to contact us. Two police officers, in responding to an incident to help protect the public, have been badly injured. Help us find those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Drumchapel Police Office on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.