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17 May 2022

Man arrested in Derry this morning in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee

House also searched during police operation

New IRA admits killing Lyra McKee

The late Lyra McKee. Picture: Brendan Gallagher

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry last year.

The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead in April 2019 while observing a riot in Creggan.

The PSNI said the man was arrested in the city this morning.

He is currently being questioned at Musgrave police station.

Police said a house in Derry was also searched during this morning's operation.

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