A GoFundMe campaign has been set up in honour of Lyra McKee


A GoFundMe campaign has been set up this morning in memory of Lyra McKee, the investigative journalist that was shot dead in a terrorist incident on the streets of Derry last night.

The campaign has been set up by a friend of Lyra's and all of the money raised will go to the family of Lyra McKee for funeral expenses and to decide on her legacy.

Over £15,000 has been raised so far.

You can donate by clicking here.

It has been reported that a gunman shot Lyra in the head as she attempted to cover riots on the Creggan area of the city.

Close friend of Lyra McKee, Matthew Hughes expressed his devastation at the loss of his dear friend.

“She was one of my closest friends. She was my mentor. She was a groomswoman at my wedding. I can't imagine life without her, and yet now I must. I'm devastated.”

Sinéad Gleeson added: “It’s utterly senseless and such a waste. Lyra, at 29, was a blazing comet; fearless and full of integrity (and mischief, it has to be said). Heartbroken for her family and friends, and for all the challenging and brilliant work we will never get to see. Thank you @LyraMcKee.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lyra McKee. She will forever be remembered for her powerful words and determined heart.