New appeal over hit-and-run crash

A teenager remains in a serious condition in hospital two weeks after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in an attempted murder.

Police issued a fresh appeal for information today over the incident in which the 18-year-old man was hit by a black car in the Carntyne area of Glasgow on November 30.

He was walking with two friends in Inveresk Street when the vehicle, believed to be a Volkswagen Golf, drove towards him and struck him at about 8pm.

The car stopped and a man got out of the passenger seat and argued with the teenager.

He got back into the car and it was driven away, only to return a short time later and strike him again.

Detective Sergeant William Downie said: "Since this attempted murder was reported to us, extensive enquiries have been carried out to trace the vehicle involved and its occupants.

"We are still working to establish the motive behind this incident.

"We believe that the car involved was a black Volkswagen Golf and I would ask the public for any information that may assist our ongoing investigation.

"Has anyone noticed a car matching this description with accident damage - particularly to the front of it - or has anyone recently been asked to repair this type of car?

"The 18-year-old victim was initially taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but has since been transferred to Southern General Hospital and his condition has improved slightly. Hospital staff describe his current condition as serious.''

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