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Man Arrested in Derry in Connection With Lyra McKee Murder


Sputnik International



Lyra McKee was a 29-year-old journalist and writer who was shot in the head during a riot in Derry last April. The so-called New IRA have been claimed responsibility for her death. McKee is the first journalist to have been killed in Northern Ireland since the assasination of Martin O’Hagan in 2001.

Police investigating the murder of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee have arrested a 27-year old man in Derry.

He was arrested on Wednesday morning under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and has been taken to a police station in Belfast where he is currently being questioned.

Police have also conducted a search of his house in Derry.

​The 29-year-old journalist was shot on 18 April 2019 while observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry. 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland believe that dissident republicans are responsible for Ms McKee’s death.

In February, a 52-year-old man was charged with her murder. He denies all charges.

Last month, the murder weapon, a Hammerli X-Esse .22 pistol was found be police in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry. 

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