Arrest in Allen murder probe

Gardai have arrested a man in his 50s in connection with the murder of Derry man Andrew Allen in February.

Mr Allen, a father-of-two from the Waterside area of the city, was shot dead in his home in Buncrana in front of his girlfriend.

He was the first person to be murdered by the vigilante group, Republican Action Against Drugs whose unsubstantiated claims he was a drug dealer were vociferously rejected by his family and prompted public protest rallies in the city.

It is believed the man arrested today is from Northern Ireland and that he is being held at Buncrana Garda Station.