A CAR that was used in a Glasgow gangland murder was stolen from East Renfrewshire, police have revealed.

Detectives investigating the death of Kenny Reilly, who was shot as he sat in a car in Maryhill, have confirmed the vehicle used by his killer was stolen from an address in Giffnock sometime between Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18.

The black Ford S Max was sighted a number of times in the month between being stolen and the death of 29-year-old Mr Reilly.

He was sitting in the passenger seat of a silver BMW on April 16 when the Ford pulled up and a passenger wearing a black balaclava got out and shot him.

Mr Reilly was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but died a few days later.

Detective Superintendent Kenny Graham, the senior investigating officer, said: “A team of officers continues to carry out extensive enquiries into the murder of Kenny Reilly and his family are absolutely devastated by his senseless killing.

“I am now in a position to say that the people carrier that was found burnt out nearby in Craigieburn Gardens was a black Ford S Max.

“Following forensic examination by specialist officers, we know it was definitely the car used in the shooting and that it had been stolen from the Giffnock area.

“We also have sightings of the vehicle being driven between the date it was stolen and the date it was found ablaze immediately after the murder of Kenny Reilly.

“These sightings are currently under investigation by the murder investigation team and officers are conducting extensive CCTV investigations into these sightings.

“I can also confirm that we have captured forensic evidence from the examination of the Ford S Max at the location where it was set on fire in Craigieburn Gardens, Glasgow.”

Officers are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Det Supt Graham added: “The attack on Kenny Reilly was not a random one – he was the intended victim and there is no doubt that he was targeted by the suspects.

"We have spoken with hundreds of members of the public and continue to appeal to anyone with information which can assist our enquiry to get in touch.

“If you remember seeing a black Ford S Max in the area on the night of Monday, April 16, or indeed before it, we want to hear from you and urge you to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4332 of April 16.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.