A SENIOR detective yesterday appealed to five people who may have seen

a man being shot at the wheel of his car to come forward.

Mr Paul Hamilton, 35, was found dead in his Daimler in Riddrie,

Glasgow, eight weeks ago. He had been shot in the back of the head.

Witnesses said a man ran from the scene.

The police appeal was made on the same day as Mr Hamilton's funeral.

Detectives from the 30-strong team involved in the inquiry mingled with

mourners at Riddrie Park Cemetery, two miles from Mr Hamilton's home in

Bargeddie Street, Blackhill.

At the time of the murder detectives disclosed that Mr Hamilton, 35,

had been interviewed in connection with the gangland killings of Bobby

Glover and Joseph Hanlon who were shot dead in October 1991.

Mr Hamilton was, according to detectives, a second-hand goods dealer

with a shop in Alexandra Parade. He had a number of previous convictions

for unspecified offences.

He had been interviewed during the Glover-Hanlon inquiry and had also

given evidence during the trial of Mr Paul Ferris, who was acquitted in

1992 of murdering convicted heroin dealer Arthur Thompson Jr.

Strathclyde Police have had a favourable response to their appeals for

witnesses in connection with Mr Hamilton's shooting. But Detective

Superintendent Val Gryzbek, who is leading the inquiry, said some people

who may have vital information had still not contacted the police.

He yesterday appealed for at least five of those, who were seen in

Cumbernauld Road near the scene of the shooting in Dee Street on

Tuesday, November 23, about 10pm to come forward.

They include:

* A man and woman in their 20s, who were standing at a bus stop

opposite the Vogue bingo hall. The man was 5ft 6in, of medium build, and

had dark collar-length hair. The woman was about the same height, of

slim build, with long dirty fair hair.

* A stout woman in her late 60s who had grey or black, wavy or permed

hair, and was wearing large, round plastic-framed glasses. She boarded a

number 42A bus shortly after the shooting and mentioned the incident to

the driver.

* The driver or occupants of a blue Vauxhall Nova which turned from

Dee Street into Cumbernauld Road and a yellow Vauxhall Astra-type van

which was parked on a grass verge on the south side of Dee Street.

Mr Gryzbek said: ''They may feel they have nothing to contribute to

our appeal. But we would still like to talk to them.'' He said full

confidentiality would be given to anyone who contacted the murder

incident room at Baird Street police office on 041-552-6333.

A man was arrested by police on December 15 last year and charged with

the murder of Mr Hamilton. He has been released from custody on the

instructions of the procurator-fiscal.