Andrew Allen murder probe police make arrest

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen

Police probing the murder of Waterside father of two, Andrew Allen have made a fresh arrest.

The killers of Mr Allen remain free three years after the shooting which was carried out in Buncrana, in February 2012.

However detectives say they remain committed to solving the crime, which was claimed by the dissident republican group, Republican Action Against Drugs, which later amalgamated with the Real IRA.

A number of arrests have been made by Gardaí investigating the murder in the Links View Park area on the night of February 9. 2012. and Gardai are working closely with their colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

A Garda statement confirmed: “A man his 30s was arrested in Co Donegal this afternoon and is detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act at Buncrana Garda Station.”

The inquest into the brutal killing was recently opened in Letterkenny, where the coroner condemned the murder but said that, due to an ongoing police investigation no cause of death could yet be recorded and the inquest was adjourned.

In February, gardaí renewed their appeal for information in relation to the fatal shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room in Buncrana at 074-922 0504, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.