Lyra McKee: four men arrested for murder of journalist in Derry | News in the UK

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested four men.

McKee was shot by unknown Republicans in Derry in April 2019 as he noticed unrest in the city’s Creggan area.

The extremist group that puts style right into the New IRA has already said that responsible for the murder.

The men – ages 19, 20, 21 and 33 – were arrested in the Derry area on Wednesday morning under the Terrorism Act.

They were taken to the serious crime scene at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview.

DS Jason Murphy of the Northern Ireland Police Service said: “These arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into Lyra’s murder and the events that preceded it.

“The local community has supported the Northern Ireland Police Service throughout the duration of this lengthy investigation and I would like to thank them for their continued support and patience as this phase of the investigation continues.”

A man Paul McIntyre, 53, from Kinnego Park in Derry, has already been charged with murder.

Another man is charged with disorderly conduct and other offenses associated with the night’s events in Creggan.

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