Anniversary appeal over murder of Irishman shot in front of partner six years ago

Anniversary appeal over murder of Irishman shot in front of partner six years ago

Andrew Allen was shot to death on February 9, 2012 (Image: An Garda Síochána)

GARDAÍ have made a renewed appeal for information in relation to the murder of an Irishman shot in front of his partner six years ago.

On February 9, 2012 Andrew Allen, 24, was murdered in his home at the Links View Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal at approximately 9.20pm.

He received a number of gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after the shooting, a silver Vauxhall Cavalier believed to be involved in the murder was found on fire three miles away at Churchbrea, Fahan.

Gardaí believe that a number of people were involved in planning the murder, the destruction of evidence and subsequently sheltering those involved.

To date a number of people have been arrested and questioned in connection with the investigation, including one during April 2017.

An Garda Síochána are grateful for all the witnesses that have so far come forward and made statements.

However they believe there are still people in both Buncrana and Derry city who have information that may assist with the investigation and have appealed for them to come forward.

In particular they want to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around the scene of the shooting prior to the incident, or where the burning car was located.

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