Kenny Reilly murder: Reward offered as enquiries continue

Published 16 April 2019

On the first anniversary of his murder (Tuesday, 16 April 2019) detectives continue to investigate the death of 29-year-old Kenny Reilly in Maryhill Road, Glasgow and are re-appealing to the public for any information which could assist the enquiry.

Scotland Crimestoppers is also offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information the charity receives that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Stevie Wallace, of the Major Investigation Teams, said, “Despite the passage of time, I am determined to trace those responsible for this murder. My thoughts remain with Kenny's family who have been through enough over the past year.

"Throughout the past year the enquiry team has carried out extensive enquiries into Kenny's murder, spoken to hundreds of members of the public, viewed thousands of hours of CCTV footage and followed up a number of lines of enquiry.

"However we still need to speak to anyone who has any information about who is responsible for shooting Kenny Reilly or about the vehicles involved. Please don’t think that the information you hold is insignificant, it could be the vital piece that will move this enquiry forward."

Kenny Reilly was sitting in the passenger seat of a silver BMX car at the junction of Maryhill Road and Bilsland Drive in Glasgow around 10.20pm on Monday 16 April 2018. A black Ford S-Max pulled up and a passenger, who was wearing a black balaclava, got out and shot him. He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a few days later.

The Ford S-Max, which had been reported stolen from the Giffnock area the previous month, was found burnt out in Craigieburn Gardens in Maryhill a short time later.

Officers are also continuing to appeal for information about a blue Volkswagen Polo car, bearing false plates RE57 EUU, and fitted with a distinctive roof rack. That vehicle was seen in the area of Kenny Reilly’s home in Maryhill Road, being driven towards Craigieburn Gardens between 9.30 and 9.40pm on the night of the shooting. After the shooting, around 10.30pm this same car was seen being driven southbound on Maryhill Road towards Glasgow City Centre.

The Volkswagen Polo was stolen from the Maryhill area during September 2017. The day after the shooting it was recovered in New Lairdsland Road, Kirkintilloch. Attempts have been made to set it alight, however very little damage had been done and it has been forensically examined for evidence.

DCI Wallace continued, “I am convinced there are people out there who hold information on Kenny Reilly’s murder and for their own reasons, they have remained silent. This could be due to fear of reprisal or misplaced loyalty. I would urge anyone in that position to do the right thing and look to their conscience and contact us. I would also like to reiterate to people with concerns about contacting police that this can be done in confidence.

“We will trace whoever is responsible, but we would appreciate any information that the local community can provide. Please don’t wait for the police to visit you at home; do the right thing and come forward. You could hold information that could help lead us to those responsible for this callous and cruel murder.”

Any details should be passed to Police Scotland through 101 quoting incident 4332 of 16 April. Information can also be given anonymously to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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