Lyra McKee murder: four men arrested over killing of journalist in Derry

Lyra McKee death: Four men arrested in connection with murder of journalist in Derry

Four men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee.

Detectives investigating the murder of Ms McKee have confirmed the men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 33, were arrested in the Derry area on Wednesday morning under the Terrorism Act.

Ms McKee was shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry, Northern Ireland, in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan area of the city.

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The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA was responsible for the killing.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “These arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into Lyra’s murder and the events which preceded it.

“The local community have supported the Police Service of Northern Ireland throughout the course of this protracted investigation and I wish to thank them for their continued support and patience whilst this phase of the investigation is ongoing.”

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One man, Paul McIntyre, 53, from Kinnego Park in Derry, has already been charged with Ms McKee’s murder.

Another man has been charged with rioting and other offences related to the events of the night in Creggan.