Detectives investigating the murder of a father-of-four in a targeted shooting on his doorstep more than seven years ago have issued a fresh appeal for information.

Anthony Wright, 35, was gunned down in 2010 outside his home in Inverkip Drive, Shotts, North Lanarkshire, as he left to go to work. He died a short time later in hospital.

Police Scotland said the unresolved case never closed and has remained under regular review.

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Officers with the force's major investigation team have now issued CCTV images and details of a car they want to trace in connection with the murder on Wednesday June 9 of that year.

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The CCTV pictures show a green Vauxhall Vectra they believe was involved. The images also show a man police are keen to speak to about the shooting.

Police believe personal loyalties may have changed over the years, and people may now be more willing to come forward with information.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown, 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. It has been subject to ongoing review and now the inquiry is being led by myself as part of the Major Investigation Teams.

"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. Regardless of this, no one should be on our streets discharging illegal firearms."

He said he hopes the picture of the distinctive vehicle will help jog people's memories.

"We need to speak to those who recognise the vehicle and this man," Mr Brown said.

"We believe that this vehicle and the occupants were seen in the area, on both Tuesday 8 June 2010 and again on Wednesday 9 June 2010, the day of the murder. I would ask anyone who may have seen this vehicle on either day contact police immediately.

"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.

"Additionally there may be people who hold information that they consider as minimal or potentially insignificant, however such information could be crucial to the investigation and I would urge them to provide such information and enable us to consider it in context with the other information gathered during the investigation.

"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 on 01506 445 346 and a dedicated mobile number has been set up on 07917 551 758.

People can also email information to OperationLochcote@scotland.pnn.police.uk.