DETECTIVES investigating a crash in the north of Glasgow say they are treating the incident as attempted murder.

It follows the discovery of a crashed Vauxhall Vectra in Atlas Road, Springburn, by a paramedic on Tuesday with no-one inside the vehicle.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “One of our paramedic response vehicles came across an RTC (Road Traffic Colision) on Atlas Road around 10pm. The vehicle was empty, so the incident was handed across to police.”

Police said inquiries have shown a blue BMW deliberately crashed into the back of the Vectra. The BMW then drove off towards Balgrayhill. The Vectra occupants then left the car and emergency services were contacted.

A 32-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where medical staff say he is in a stable condition. A second man was not hurt.

Atlas Road remains closed while forensic officers carry out a search of the area for evidence.

Detective Inspector Gillian Faulds said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact us.

“You may have witnessed the BMW crash into the Vauxhall or seen the BMW speed off after the incident.

At this stage, we do not know how many people were in the BMW and any detail about the car could be vital in our enquiries.”

Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage from in and around the area.