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Police arrest four men under Terrorism Act over Lyra McKee’s murder

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Police arrest four men under the Terrorism Act for the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee during the Londonderry riots

  • Mrs McKee was shot dead by dissident Republicans in Londonderry in April 2019
  • The extremist group calling itself the New IRA was responsible for the murder
  • The men – aged 19, 20, 21 and 33 – were arrested this morning near Derry










Police have arrested four men under the Terrorism Act for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

Ms McKee was shot dead by dissident Republicans in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed riots in the Creggan area of ​​the city.

The extremist group calling itself the New IRA was responsible for the murder.

Ms McKee was shot dead by dissident Republicans in Londonderry in April 2019 as she witnessed riots in the Creggan area of ​​the city

The men – aged 19, 20, 21 and 33 – were arrested this morning in the Derry area under the Terrorism Act.

They have been transferred to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for questioning.

Northern Ireland Police Chief Inspector Jason Murphy said: “These arrests are the culmination of a two-year detailed investigation into Lyra’s murder and the events leading up to it.

“The local community has supported the Northern Ireland Police Department during this lengthy investigation and I would like to thank them for their continued support and patience during this phase of the investigation.”

The extremist group calling itself the New IRA was responsible for the murder.  In the photo: Mrs. McKee .'s funeral

The extremist group calling itself the New IRA was responsible for the murder. In the photo: Mrs. McKee .’s funeral

A man, Paul McIntyre, 53, from Kinnego Park in Derry, has already been charged with the murder of Mrs McKee.

Another man has been charged with rioting and other crimes related to the night’s events in Creggan.

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