Jack Quann
Jack Quann

12.10 11 May 2019


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Two men accused of rioting in Derry on the night Lyra McKee died have been refused bail.

The 51-year-old and 38-year-old were arrested by officers investigating the death of the journalist last month.

They appeared in court in Derry earlier, charged with a number of offences.

Ms McKee was killed while covering rioting in the city on April 18th.

Paul McIntyre (51), with an address in Ballymagowan Park in the Creggan area of the city, has been charged with riot, petrol bomb offences and arson of a hijacked vehicle.

While 38-year-old Christopher Gillen, from Balbane Pass, has been charged with riot, petrol bomb offences and the arson and hijacking of a tipper truck.

Both men, who were arrested on Thursday, appeared in front of District Judge Barney McElholm.

They refused to stand and recognise the court when called on Saturday morning.

The prosecution alleged that both men are connected to the paramilitary group the New IRA.

The New IRA have claimed responsibility for the death of Ms McKee.

Two other people who were arrested on Thursday - a 15 and 18-year-old man - have both been released without charge.

Main image: Hijacked vehicles one fire in Creggan, Derry on April 18th 2019 | Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images


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