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'Heinous' Gardaí renew appeal for information on brutal gun murder of Andrew Burns in Donegal

The 27-year-old was murdered at Donnyloop, Castlefin in Co. Donegal by a group of people on Tuesday, 12th February, 2008


Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information on the murder of Andrew Burns in Donegal 14 years ago.

The 27-year-old was murdered at Donnyloop, Castlefin in Co. Donegal by a group of people on Tuesday, 12th February, 2008.

Shortly after 7pm on this date, Andrew Burns was shot several times.

He was later found on a roadway close to Donnyloop Church and pronounced dead just before 8pm.

To date, one person has been convicted of this murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

However, An Garda Síochána believe that a number of people were involved in this murder.

Andrew’s family remain devastated by this heinous act and continue to struggle to come to terms with his murder.

Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell said: “An Garda Síochána in Donegal would like to directly appeal to those individuals who were on the periphery of the group involved in Andrew’s murder.

“In particular their friends, family members and partners. It has been 14 years since Andrew’s murder and during that time relationships change, loyalties change and people may not now be constrained by the set of circumstances that existed for them some 14 years ago.

“An Garda Síochána is appealing to those individuals to look into their conscience and unburden themselves of whatever information they may have.”

Detective O’Donnell added that An Garda Síochána are very grateful for all the witnesses that have come forward and made statements in the intervening years but stressed that it is never too late for those who have yet to come forward to make contact with gardaí.

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Information received by gardaí will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the incident room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or make contact with any Garda Station.

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