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Arrest over 2012 shooting of Derry man who had fled to Donegal

Andrew Allen was shot dead by ‘Republican Action Against Drugs’. His family have always denied he was involved in drug dealing.

A MAN IN his 40s has been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of Derry man Andrew Allen at his home in Buncrana, Co Donegal two years ago.

Dissident group ‘Republican Action Against Drugs’ claimed responsibility for the shooting, which happened in February of 2012. The victim’s family have always denied he was involved in drug dealing.

The man detained today was arrested in Donegal and has been taken to Buncrana garda station for for questioning under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Two arrests have been made in connection with the killing, but so far no no one has been charged.

Gardaí have said they believe up to 12 people were involved in the shooting. BBC Northern Ireland yesterday quoted the garda detective inspector heading up the investigation as saying the case was “more complex than any other”.

“While a small number carried out the murder, others sourced cars, guns, clothing, provided transport and assisted in the preparation and the escape after the crime,” Patrick O’Donnell said.

“I would be confident of court appearances soon.

Gardaí say the investigation is continuing, and anyone with information is being asked to contact Buncrana station.

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