Suspect held as Gardai ‘confident’ of bringing charges soon
Gardai investigating the murder of Andy Allen at Lisfannon, Buncrana two years ago have made an arrest.
The suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, is being detained at Buncrana Garda Station for questioning.
Father-of-two Allen, from the Waterside area of Derry, was gunned down by vigilante group Republic Action Against Drugs [RAAD] at his girlfriend’s home two miles outside Buncrana on February 9, 2012.
Mr Allen’s family have always denied RAAD claims that he was a drug dealer.
Mr Allen’s mother, Donna Smith, said: “The entire family is still suffering. Andrew’s partner is still devastated. His wee boy will make his First Communion this year and he won’t be there. He would have been so proud of him.”
“We had to tell his children that bad men came and that their daddy had to go to heaven.”
Earlier this week Gardai took the unusual step of publicly declaring that they knew who was involved in the killing.
Detective Inspector Patrick O’Donnell said he was ‘confident’ there would soon be court appearances in connection with the gun murder.