Wednesday 24 May 2017

Man arrested in connection with 2012 Buncrana murder of Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen was shot dead in Buncrana in 2012
Andrew Allen was shot dead in Buncrana in 2012
The house outside Buncranna where Andrew Allen was shot dead

Sasha Brady

A man has been arrested by gardai investigating the murder of Andrew Allen, who was shot in in Co Donegal in 2012.

Mr Allen was shot on February 9, 2012 at his home in Links View Park, Buncrana.

A man in his early 50s was arrested Saturday, April 8 in Donegal, in connection with the investigation.

He is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The 24-year-old victim was gunned down through a window of his home on the Links View estate in Buncrana, after a group of men tried to break down the front door.

Mr Allen, who was from the Top of the Hill in the Waterside area of Derry, was one of a number of people intimidated out of the city by dissident republicans.

Gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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