Police in Northern Ireland have renewed calls for anyone with information on the killing of the Lyra McKee to come forward on the third anniversary of her death.
The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead whilst observing rioting in Derry in 2019.
So far the PSNI have made 30 arrests and three individuals have been charged with murder.
“As we approach the third anniversary of the murder of Lyra McKee on 18 April 2019, our thoughts very much remain with her family, partner, friends and colleagues,” Detective Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan said.
“Lyra’s family not only continue to mourn for her but also for her mother, who sadly passed away after Lyra’s murder.”
“The investigation into Lyra’s murder remains very active and I would like to thank the community for their response and support throughout our investigation.
“I want to re-state the commitment of the police service to work with the community as we collectively seek to release communities from the influence of terrorists.
“While grateful for the considerable public support we have received, we still need the public’s help. If anyone has any information about the events which led up to Lyra’s murder, and they have yet to come forward, please contact detectives in absolute confidence by calling 101.
“Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers charity completely confidentially 0800 555 111.”
A wave of grief
Ms McKee’s death caused a wave of sorrow to sweep across Ireland and Britain; a vigil following her death and then her funeral saw politicians of all creeds and traditions unite at a time when the Northern Ireland Assembly had been suspended for over two years.
“I commend our political leaders for standing together in Creggan on Good Friday,” Fr Martin Magill pointedly asked at the service.
“I am however left with a question - why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?"
The remark saw the congregation rise to its feet in thunderous applause.
Main image: File photo of the mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre. Picture by: David Young/PA Wire/PA Images