Belfast Telegraph

Man being questioned by garda detectives over killing

By Brendan McDaid

A man was being questioned last night by gardai detectives investigating the brutal killing of Londonderry man Andrew Allen.

Gardai have confirmed that the man, who is in his 50s, is from Northern Ireland.

He was arrested yesterday morning in Co Donegal and taken to Buncrana garda station for questioning.

A garda spokesman confirmed he was being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Andrew Allen was shot dead through the bedroom window of his home in the Links View Park area of Lisfannon, near Buncrana, on February 9.

The 24-year-old father-of-two had relocated to Donegal after he and a number of other men from the Top of the Hill area of Derry were ordered to leave last summer by an unspecified republican organisation.

Days after the killing, Republican Action Against Drugs admitted responsibility.

Andrew’s family have totally refuted claims by the vigilante group that he had been involved in criminality.

The family and his partner, Arlene Farrelly, were among hundreds of people who turned out for protests sparked by Mr Allen’s murder and subsequent threats issued to other young Derry men.

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