Car deliberately driven into group of children in Glasgow

Police treating incident as attempted murder after driver mounts pavement to mow down teenagers

Tom Barnes
Sunday 25 March 2018 18:51
Police said one girl was badly injured after the car mounted a pavement
Police said one girl was badly injured after the car mounted a pavement

A teenage girl has been left with serious injuries after a man deliberately drove his car into a group of children, police said.

Five youths aged between 12 and 14 were mown down by a Vauxhall Astra at around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon as they stood on a pavement in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow.

Police said the male driver of the vehicle and his passenger failed to stop following the incident, which is now being treated as an attempted murder.

A 14-year-old girl injured in the hit-and-run attack was later taken to Hairmyres Hospital, where doctors said she remains in serious but stable condition.

Three other girls and a 12-year-old boy were also treated for minor injuries either at the scene or in hospital, but have since been released.

“This vehicle was deliberately driven at this group of children and as such we are treating this incident as attempted murder,” said Detective Inspector Peter Sharp of Cathcart Police Office.

“Extensive police inquiries are continuing to trace the man driving the car, his male passenger and also the vehicle involved. Officers are following a number of lines of inquiry.

“There will be additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and I would encourage anyone with information or concerns to approach the officers, who will be happy to assist.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Cathcart Police Office on 101 quoting reference number 2777 of March 24, or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

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