Andrew Allen murder probe: man released

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen

Police probing the murder of Derry father of two, Andrew Allen have released a man who was arrested and questioned in connection with the killing earlier this week.

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. RAAD claimed the killing was carried out by its ‘Donegal unit’.

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 man his 30s was arrested in Co Donegal two days ago and was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act at Buncrana Garda Station.

A Garda statement today confirmed: “The man was released without charge yesterday evening.”

Three men - all believed to be from the Derry area - have so far been arrested and questioned about the murder but no one has been charged.

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.