Durkan condemns murder of Derry man

Gardai officers seal off the scene of last night's shooting at Links View, Lisfannon. 1002JM60
Gardai officers seal off the scene of last night's shooting at Links View, Lisfannon. 1002JM60

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan MLA has this morning condemned the murder of Derry man Andrew Allen who was murdered in the Inishowen town of Buncrana last night.

Mr Durkan said:

“I totally and absolutely condemn this brutal and cowardly murder which is a throwback to the very worst of our past.

“The people of Derry will be disgusted and appalled to learn of this attack.

“There can be no justification or excuse for this callous crime.

“Those responsible are stuck in their old Provoist ways.

“This murder is an affront to the local community who want violence such as this to stay in the past.

“Those responsible have absolutely no mandate and no support.

“I would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI or Gardai about this murder as matter of urgency.”

Gardai in Buncrana are investigating the circumstances of the murder.

The 24 year-old man received fatal injuries in the shooting incident which occurred at approximately 9.20pm in a house at Links View Park in Buncrana. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body remains at the scene. A female in the house at the time of the shooting was uninjured.

Gardai have sealed off the area for a forensic examination, the services of the State Pathologist have been requested.

Witnesses or anyone with information is to contact the Gardai in Buncrana on 074 9320540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.