Gardai ‘confident’ of arrests for Allen murder

Gardai investigating the callous murder of Derry man Andrew Allen in Buncrana on February 9 have said they’re ‘confident’ of making arrests.

However, they have not been drawn on any timeframe, saying only that the investigation is making progress.

The gardai have issued an appeal to people in Derry for information on a “distinctive” 1994 dark grey coloured Vauxhaul Cavalier car, registration SGI 2117. Detective Inspector O’Donnell, Buncrana Gardai, said: “The car was discovered burnt out on Church Brae, Faha,n after the attack. Howeverwe have reason to believe it was parked in and driven around Derry in the days and weeks prior to the attack. It is a very distinctive car, an old model, which would be uncommon. There are not many of them around. It is likely to have been stored in a residential area, either in a street alongside other cars or near an apartment block. Another distinctive feature of the car was that it was missing a hub cap of the front right hand side.”

Detective O’Donnell said: “I am asking anyone with information on this car, its owner, driver or whereabouts in the weeks prior to the murder, to come forward and tell us who was in the car or where it was. We are making a direct appeal to the citizens of Derry to contact us on 00353 7493 20540.”