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Garda appeal for information on 10-year anniversary of murder of Northern Ireland man

An Garda Siochana have made a fresh appeal for information to mark the 10-year anniversary of the murder of Northern Ireland man in a church car park in Donegal.

Andrew Burns was shot in the back and killed on February 12, 2008 in Donnyloop, Castlefin in Donegal after being lured from his Strabane home.

Just one man, Martin Kelly, has been convicted in relation to his death. He was jailed in 2012 for his part in the murder.

Dissident republican group Oglaigh na hEireann was blamed for the murder.

In their renewed appeal, the gardai have said it believes a number of people were involved in the murder of Andrew Burns.

It has appealed for anyone with any information "no matter how insignificant it may seem" to come forward.

On the night of the murder in the hour before it happened, a number of young people from the Co Strabane village of Clady were walking the half-mile journey to the village of Donnnyloop.

As they approached they heard gunshots, and saw a man staggering in the roadway.

A man was seen running towards a nearby church car park and two cars were then seen leaving the car park and travelling in the direction of Northern Ireland.

One of the cars was described as being black or a very dark red, while the other car was described as silver coloured.

Along with a number of other passers-by, the group of young people attended to the man Andrew Burns.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Incident Room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 0035374 91 67100 or 0035374 91 67170 or any Garda Station or use the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111

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