Man in hospital after van attack in Greenock

28 August 2019, 12:00 | Updated: 28 August 2019, 12:01

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A 28-year-old man is in hospital after a van was deliberately driven at him in Greenock on Tuesday, in what's being treated as attempted murder.

The man was standing on Murdieston Street around 5.55pm when a white van hit him, collided with a wall and drove off.

Emergency services were called where the man was found injured and was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment.

Hospital staff are describing his condition as stable.

Detectives are asking any witnesses to come forward, after the van drove down Murdieston Street towards its junction with Dempster Street in Greenock.

Detective Sergeant Neil Martin of Greenock Police Office said: "Our inquiries are at an early stage into this attempted murder and we are working to gather more information on the circumstances surrounding this incident, however we believe that the injured man was the intended target. Detectives are carrying out enquiries in the local area and gathering CCTV footage to find out more information.

"I would ask any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to telephone Police Scotland through 101 quoting reference number 3117 of 27th August. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained."