Oct 23 2008 By Frank Hurley
MURDER squad cops have renewed their appeal for information about a car driven by suspects in a double shooting in Glasgow City Centre.
Detectives think they've found a Porsche Cayenne used by a gunman who shot dead one man and left another fighting for life on the street.
Officers believed the 4x4 dumped in an upmarket housing estate in Gartcosh, Lanarkshire, is the getaway vehicle used in the killing of George Redmond, 42, in Glasgow's Cambridge Street on October 6.
Mr Redmond and his pal, John Maguire, 42, were both shot as they left the Waldorf Bar in a hail of bullets Mr Redmond died shortly after arriving at hospital, but his friend was released after treatment last week.
Detective Superintendent John Riggans, in charge of the hunt, said: "Throughout the last fortnight, extensive enquiries have been ongoing in an effort to trace the persons responsible for this callous crime.
"We have already revealed that the Porsche Cayenne which was used by the suspects was bearing false plates, registration number: LJ05 FHR.
"As a result of enquiries and public response, we have established the route taken by the suspects following the shooting.
"The Porsche travelled on the M8 (eastbound) and was then seen in the Wishaw area. I am keen to speak to anyone who saw this vehicle in or around the Wishaw area on the evening of that Monday.
"Did anyone notice a Porsche Cayenne in their street or drive which is not normally there? Did anyone see this car parking or anyone leaving the vehicle in the Wishaw area? Any little piece of information may be relevant to this investigation.
"Around the time of the shooting, two men, aged early to mid 20's, were outside the Thistle Hotel in Cambridge Street. Both these men, who appeared to be together, had Alsatian dogs. I am sure that they must have seen something and I would urge them to get in touch.
"We also still want to speak to the driver of the dark coloured convertible, parked outside Farmfoods on that Monday."
Any person with information, no matter how trivial they think it may seem, is asked to contact the incident room at Anderston Police Office on: 532 3268.
Alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
Information can also be send via e-mail to: GeorgeRedmondInquiry@strathclyde.pnn.police.uk
Meanwhile, police are treating an attack on a man in the east end of Glasgow as serious assault.
The 36 year-old was attacked by a group of men in Westmuir Street, Parkhead at around midnight on Saturday, October 18.
The victim sustained a deep wound to his head and was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he received several stitches.
There is no description of the men involved in the attack.
Detective Constable Graeme McLachlan said: "This would appear to a motiveless attack.
"I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or was in the Eastmuir Street area of Baillieston around the time of the incident to contact Shettleston Police Office on: 532 4800 or Crimestoppers."