Crimestoppers launches appeal for information over Andrew Allen murder

Andrew Allen, who was murdered at his home in Lisfannon in 2012.

Andrew Allen, who was murdered at his home in Lisfannon in 2012.

  • Andrew Allen was murdered at his home near Buncrana, Co Donegal on 9th February, 2012
  • A cross-border Crimestoppers appeal for information in relation to the murder has been launched
  • Inspector Pat O’Donnell said it is believed a ‘large number of individuals’ were involved in Mr Allen’s death
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Crimestoppers has launched its appeal for information in relation to the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana, Co Donegal on Thursday, 9th February, 2012.

According to Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell: “Mr Allen moved to Buncrana after he became the target of the vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs in his native Derry City. Unfortunately, this activity persisted and three years ago in February 2012 he was murdered by a group of individuals in Buncrana.”

We know that some of these individuals have already considered coming forward with important information on this case.

Inspector Pat O’Donnell

He continued: “We believe that there were a large number of individuals involved on the night of Andrew’s murder. However, our understanding is that some of these individuals did not intend for the events that unfolded to lead to his death.”

Detective Inspector O’Donnell said: “We know that some of these individuals have already considered coming forward with important information on this case. I would appeal to these individuals or any other individuals involved on the night to take this opportunity to come forward. They have the option of giving this information anonymously to the Crimestoppers line on 1800 25 00 25 or by contacting the Gardai.”

The appeal is being jointly run with Crimestoppers Northern Ireland. Calls to Crimestoppers NI can be made from within Northern Ireland on freephone 0800 555 111.

Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous. Callers do not need to leave their name or address. You may receive a reward for information which significantly helps the investigation.