Police quiz residents on getaway car

DETECTIVES investigating the shooting of a property developer outside a city gym today said more than 60 people had been talked to following last night's visit to West Bryson Road.

Officers were on hand to speak with local residents and members of the public who regularly frequent the area around the Harrison Park apartments as they continued their appeal for information.

Robert Kelbie, 27, was wounded after being shot in the car park of Bannantyne's Health Club in Newcraighall on October 20.

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A grey/silver Vectra was seen in the area and police continue to appeal for witnesses who saw the car or driver to come forward.

The following morning, a car matching the description was found burnt out in West Bryson Road and enquiries revealed two people were captured on CCTV footage around 7.20pm on Wednesday night fleeing the scene.

Last night, a team of ten officers re-visited the area where the car was found to target dog walkers, joggers and cyclists who may have been in the area two weeks ago and witnessed anything suspicious.

Over 60 people were spoken to and the information they provided has been passed on to the enquiry team to progress.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Thomas said: "The work carried out last night by officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team was beneficial both to the enquiry and I hope to the community in general.

"A number of people came forward to speak to us and we are now continuing with our enquiries based on the information we received from them.

"I hope that the local residents felt the positive effect of our presence in the area and I would like to reassure the people of Edinburgh that we are committed to keeping their communities safe.

"In order to assist us bring a conclusion to this investigation, I wish to renew my appeal for anyone who knows anything about either the shooting or the burnt out car to come forward."

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Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.