Police are hunting for three men who brutally assaulted a man in the street before fleeing in a car.
St Kilda Road in St Mary’s was sealed off yesterday afternoon after three youths were seen attacking a man with iron poles or crowbars before attempting to run him over in their car.
The 39-year-old victim suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital.
Police said today the attackers made off in a red Volkswagen.
A spokesman said: “Police Scotland is investigating an incident which took place on St Kilda Road, between 6.30pm-7pm yesterday.
“A 39-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by three men who then left the area in a red Volkswagen car.
“The victim suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.
“Officers are following a positive line of inquiry and we would ask anyone with information which could assist the investigation to call 101 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”
Emergency services were initially called to reports of a man being struck by a vehicle.
A cordon was erected at the junction with St Edmund Terrace and bus services were diverted along Birkdale Place while officers dealt with the incident.
One resident said the victim was seen “crawling” to the roadside after the attack.