Police in the UK say they are investigating the death of a protester who was fatally injured on the streets of Glasgow in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The protester, who was reported to have been hit in the head with a bottle, died from injuries suffered after being hit by a car as he tried to stop police from detaining him outside the Royal Highland Hospital on Wednesday night, the Met Police said.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of a man in his 20s being injured on St James’s Place in Glasgow on Wednesday evening.

A spokesman said: “At about 21:00 local time on Wednesday 22 March 2017, officers responded to reports that a man had been hit by an object.”

Upon arrival, officers located the man who had been injured and were called in to treat him at the scene.

“At the scene, the man was transported to Royal Highland in Glasgow, where he was pronounced dead at 22:30.”

The circumstances of his death are being investigated by the Scotland Yard Incident Investigation Team.

“Police said the man had suffered head injuries from being hit in his head by a bottle.