Andrew Allen: Gardaí say several people involved in 2012 murder

Murder victim Andrew Allen was originally from Derry

SEVERAL people planned the murder of a Derry man in Co Donegal six years ago, gardaí have said.

Andrew Allen (24) was shot dead in front of his partner at his home in Links View Park, Buncrana, at around 9.20pm on February 9 2012.

A silver Vauxhall Cavalier believed to have been used in the attack was later found on fire at Churchbrea, Fahan.

Mr Allen, from the Top of the Hill in Derry's Waterside, was one of several people intimidated out of the city by dissident republicans.

The attack had been blamed on the Republican Action Against Drugs group.

Gardaí have made a fresh appeal for information on the sixth anniversary of the killing.

They said they believe several people were involved in planning the murder, destroying evidence and sheltering those involved.

Several people have been arrested and questioned about the killing.

A spokesman said: "An Garda Síochána are grateful for all the witnesses that have come forward and made statements but gardaí believe that there are still people in both Buncrana and Derry city who have information that may assist with the investigation".

Gardaí appealed to anyone with information to contact them.

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