A fundraising page has been set up to support a Police Scotland officer who was left seriously injured after a road traffic collision.
PC Phil Hedge-Holmes suffered life-changing injuries after being struck by a Vauxhall Corsa on London Road in Glasgow last Friday.
The 45-year-old, who has been with the force for almost five years, was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance at around 11am.
He suffered extensive injuries to his leg and remains in hospital undergoing treatment.
Dedicated friends and colleagues have already raised more than £10,000 for the constable and his family after the page was launched on Thursday morning.
A post on the JustGiving page said: “On the morning of Friday 31st May 2019, PC Phil Hedge-Holmes and his colleague were assisting a lady who had been involved in minor road traffic crash.
“As always, Phil and his colleague firstly ensured the safety of the lady by helping remove her car from the road.
“Whilst doing so, Phil was struck by another car that had lost control. Phil suffered significant, life changing injuries as a result of this accident.
“Phil is a very caring and conscientious person who takes great pride in helping others whilst doing his job.
“Having spent some time with him since the incident, much of his thoughts are on his family and colleagues rather than himself. This is the type of guy Phil is.
“Phil has a long and difficult journey ahead of him as he recovers, requiring many operations and a lengthy stay in hospital, however he remains positive and determined about his recovery.
“I have created this page on behalf of all of Phil’s colleagues in support of him, in the hope to raise funds to ease the burden on Phil and his family.”
Tributes have been paid to PC Hedge-Holmes by dozens of colleagues within Police Scotland including Chief Constable Iain Livingstone.
Mr Livingstone said: “A good man goes to work to serve his community, his fellow citizens, and he and his family now have their lives changed forever.
“My love and thoughts are with Phil and his family. All of the police family and the people of Scotland are with you.”
Roads policing officers are continuing their enquiries and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.
Sergeant Michael McCusker said: “We need anyone who was in the area at the time and who has information which will assist our inquiry to get in touch.
“Anyone who may have captured the collision on their vehicles’ dashcam is also urged to come forward.”
To donate to the fund, please visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pcphilhedge-holmes