A man, 47, has been hospitalised after he was deliberately struck by a car in Blantyre. 

The hit-and-run took place around 7.40pm on Friday, May 29 in Anderson Gardens and is thought to have involved a small silver Peugeot. 

Emergency services were rushed to the scene and the man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. 

The car is believed to have made off in the direction of Glasgow Road. 

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Detective Sergeant Laura Sands, of Lanarkshire CID, said: “This was a reckless act that has resulted in a man sustaining life-threatening injuries. 

“Although this happened early in the morning, I would ask that if anyone noticed a car matching this description or any suspicious activity in the area to contact police. 

“We believe the car may have driven in the direction of Glasgow Road and would ask anyone with any information to please come forward.

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“I would also appeal to those who have possible dashcam footage that could assist with our investigation to get in touch with officers.”

Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 0786 of Friday, 29 May, 2020.