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Gardaí believe killers are being 'sheltered' in 2012 murder in Donegal

Allen had fled to Donegal after be became the target of a republican vigilante group.

IN FEBRUARY 2012, Derryman Andrew Allen was shot dead at his home in Links View Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal, in front of his partner.

Gardaí have said that the 24-year-old had moved to Donegal after he became the target of the vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs in his native Derry. The dissident group claimed responsibility of the murder.

Now, five years after his murder, gardaí have again made an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

They said in a statement: “To date a number of people have been arrested and questioned in connection with the investigation.

Gardaí believe that a number of people were involved in planning this murder and subsequently sheltering the killers involved.

“An Garda Síochana are grateful for all the witnesses that have come forward and made statements but gardaí believe that there are still people in our community who have information which may assist the investigation.”

Throughout the investigation, gardaí have worked closely with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 or use the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111.

Read: Arrest over 2012 shooting of man who had fled to Donegal

Read: Gardaí search for clues, three years after man accused of drug dealing was shot dead

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