Bid to trace car seen driving off from murder scene

Graham Williamson died after being shot in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.

Bid to trace car seen driving off from murder scene Police Scotland

A car was driven off at speed from the scene of a murder in South Lanarkshire, police have said.

Graham Williamson was in a back garden in Caithness Street, Blantyre, on Monday when he was shot by a man who had approached him from behind.

Mr Williamson managed to make his way on to the street, where he was helped by members of the public until an ambulance arrived.

The 26-year-old was taken to University Hospital Wishaw but he died a short time later.

Police are treating the incident as a targeted attack and are appealing for information about a dark blue Skoda seen at the time of the murder.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Jamieson, of the major investigation teams, said: “The response from the public so far has been encouraging, people are really shocked about what has happened.

“From our inquiries, we believe now that a dark blue Skoda car – a newer model, possibly an estate car – was in the area at the time of the shooting and it was seen to drive off at speed after the attack in the direction of Blantyre Main Street, possibly towards Douglas Street and maybe the expressway or other roads nearby.

“Whether linked to the incident or not, we are still interested in speaking to its occupants or indeed anyone who may have seen the car, or who maybe has dashcam footage of it in Caithness Street, either before or afterwards, or in streets nearby.

“As said before, it is imperative we catch those responsible for Graham’s murder.

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