A man who was deliberately run over in an attempted murder had been trying to help people involved in a car chase, police say.
The 20-year-old man was injured after a dark-coloured BMW was driven at him on Carnarvon Street in Glasgow’s Woodlands area at around 1.35am on Tuesday.
He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was treated by medical staff, and has since been discharged.
The injured man had come out to help the occupants of a Toyota Aygo car which had been pursued by the BMW and a black Volkswagen Scirocco.
The chase went from Albert Drive in Pollokshields, through the south side of Glasgow via Cook Street, on to the M8 northbound then off at the Great Western Road slip road, into St George’s Road and then finally into Carnarvon Street.
During this pursuit, the BMW struck the Aygo, which had four men on board, causing it to swerve.
The driving of all the vehicles has been described by police as “somewhat erratic”, which would have attracted the attention of other motorists using that route.
Detective Sergeant Stephen Greenshields, of Drumchapel CID, said: “I would ask that if anyone remembers seeing the cars along that route between 1am and 1.35am on Tuesday morning to get in touch with police.
“We have been checking CCTV and motorway cameras but are keen to obtain any dash-cam footage motorists may have of the pursuit.
“The only descriptions of the men driving the BMW and the Scirocco is that they were all Asian in appearance. We believe there were four in the first car and two in the second car.
“We also understand that all involved are known to each other, however, that said, a man was injured and the manner of the driving was such that other people could easily been affected during the incident.”