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Fresh CCTV appeal over Anthony Wright murder

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image captionAnthony Wright was shot dead outside his house.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man seven years ago have issued a new CCTV image of a car believed to have been involved in the shooting.

Anthony Wright, 35, had just left his home in Shotts, Lanarkshire when he was targeted on 9 June, 2010.

Police Scotland have issued a still of a green Vauxhall Vectra which was in the area the day before and on the day of the murder.

CCTV of a man officers are anxious to speak to has also been re-issued.

'Loving father'

The move follows a cold case review by the force's Major Investigation Team into the murder of the father-of-four.

Det Ch Insp Raymond Brown, the senior investigating officer, said: "It has now been over seven years since Anthony's family were robbed of a loving father, partner and brother in the cruellest of circumstances and today Police Scotland remain determined as ever to bring those responsible to justice.

"I understand that there are concerns that those responsible have not yet been identified, however, the case has never closed."

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image captionCCTV of a green Vauxhall Vectra, which police believe was involved in the incident

Mr Brown sought to reassure locals who may know more about the murder.

He said: "There is no doubt that the murder was alarming for the residents of the small village of Shotts, however, this was a targeted attack and Anthony Wright was the intended victim.

"I know it will be difficult for people living in the area to cast their minds back seven years, however, I am sure that the CCTV images of the vehicle and in particular the distinctive front grill and alloy wheels will help to jog memories.

"We are also re-issuing footage of a man we are keen to speak to as we believe he may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"We need to speak to those who recognise the vehicle and this man."

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image captionPolice want to speak to this man in connection with Anthony Wright's murder

Mr Brown hopes the passage of time may encourage people to help officers bring those responsible to justice.

He added: "I understand that people may have previously been reluctant to approach police with information at the time of the murder, however personal circumstances and loyalties may have since changed, and they may now be willing to share any information they have with us.

"It is imperative that we identify who was responsible for the murder of Anthony Wright and I am confident that there are people who have information that can help us achieve that."

Information can be passed to the incident room or, anonymously, to Crimestoppers.

Police have also set up a dedicated email here.

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