Lyra McKee murder: Four people including two teens arrested over 'New IRA' killing of journalist in Derry
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Lyra McKee murder: Four people including two teens arrested over 'New IRA' killing of journalist in Derry

POLICE investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry last month have arrested four people under terrorism legislation.

The four males – aged 15, 18, 38 and 51 – were arrested in the city on Wednesday morning in connection with the killing.

The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave PSNI Station in Belfast where they are being questioned by detectives.

Ms McKee, 29, was shot dead by a suspected New IRA gunman while observing riots in Derry's Creggan estate area on Thursday, April 18.

The senior officer leading the investigation, PSNI 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.

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The masked man suspected of shooting Lyra McKee shown in CCTV images (Image: PSNI)

"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."

Video footage or images can also be uploaded to the Major Incident Public Portal at: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI19O09-PO1.

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