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26/09/2021

Lyra McKee: Two teenagers amongst four arrested as part of investigation into journalists murder

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Two teenagers are amongst four people who have been arrested under Terrorism Legislation in Derry this morning as part of investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee on Thursday, April 18. Police have said that four males aged 15,18, 38 and 51 have been detained in connection with the violence that took place at Fanad Drive in the Creggan estate in the lead up to the New IRA killing. The four suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave PSNI Station in Belfast where they are being questioned by detectives. The senior detective leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, said: “As part of this morning’s operation detectives carried out searches at four houses in the city and arrested four people in connection with the violence which was orchestrated on the streets of Creggan on the evening of Lyra McKee’s murder. They are currently in custody where they are being questioned. “I want to thank the public for the widespread support we have received to date, including more than 140 people who have provided  images, footage and other details via our dedicated Major Incident Public Portal. I still want to hear from anyone who can tell us anything they know. I would urge anyone who has any information to contact my team of detectives on 101. Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.” People can also upload any footage that they have to the Major Incident Public Portal via the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI19O09-PO1.

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