POLICE are hunting a man who deliberately drove his car at a dog walker in Barrhead.

The incident took place at a car park in Stormyland Way at around 10.30pm on Friday following an argument between the two men.

Police said the victim was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, for treatment to leg and back injuries.

His dog was also struck by the black four-door car and died at the scene.

Police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

The suspect, who is believed to be aged between 52 and 55, is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build with a shaved head.

At the time, he was wearing a dark coloured jumper and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Sarah-Lee MacFarlane said: "This was a deliberate act that caused injuries to the dog walker and killed his dog and we are appealing to anyone in the area at the time who may have seen what happened to get in touch.

"The car involved may be similar to a Nissan Note and if anyone saw it or has dashcam that would help with our investigation then I urge them to get in touch.

"If you can help please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4043 of Friday, March 18 or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."