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Two more men arrested in connection with murder of Lyra McKee

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee. The 29-year-old jour...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

09.37 22 Sep 2021


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Two more men arrested in conne...

Two more men arrested in connection with murder of Lyra McKee

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

09.37 22 Sep 2021


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Two men have been arrested by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee.

The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead during rioting in Derry in April 2019.

This morning, two men aged 24 and 29-years-old were arrested under Northern Ireland’s Terrorism Act

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They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast where they will be interviewed later today.

Three men have already been charged with Ms McKee’s murder.

Last week, 33-year-old Geroid Cavanagh of Elmwood Terrace in Derry and 21-year-old Jordan Devine of Synge Court in Derry appeared in court via video-link.

They were charged with Ms McKee’s murder as well as rioting, arson and the possession of a firearm, ammunition and petrol bombs.

Meanwhile, 53-year-old Paul McIntyre from Kinnego Park in Derry, was charged with Ms McKee's murder in February 2020.

He is alleged to have committed a joint enterprise with an unknown gunman - by picking up the casings of the bullets used to kill Ms McKee.

Ms McKee was shot dead as she observed rioting in the Creggan area of the city.

She was standing near a police vehicle when she was hit by a bullet fired by a masked gunman toward officers.

The attack was claimed by the New IRA, which said Ms McKee was caught in the line of fire.


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