An attack that left a man with serious injuries is being treated as attempted murder, police said today.
Police were called at around 4:40pm to the Sinclair Road area of Torry, Aberdeen.
It is understood the incident involved a weapon and a vehicle and the victim, who is in his 30s, was left with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Officers today issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “We are treating this incident as attempted murder however I would like to emphasise that this was an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.
“Our inquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are following positive lines of inquiry but I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time, and who saw anything to get in touch and speak to us.
“There are a number of commercial businesses in the area and so there may have been people leaving work at around the time of the incident. I would ask that if any of them saw the incident to get in touch.
“Also I am appealing for anyone who saw a black Peugeot 206 in the Torry area just prior to the incident or after to get in touch with any details they have. This vehicle was traced by officers last night.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 2559 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”