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17/10/2021

Breaking: Man to appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry last year

New IRA admits killing Lyra McKee

The late Lyra McKee. Picture: Brendan Gallagher

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have charged a 52-year-old man with the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019.

The man, from the city who was arrested by detectives yesterday and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

He will appear at Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: "I have always said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Lyra was killed, and while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing."

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