Four arrested in connection with murder of journalist Lyra McKee


The PSNI have arrested four people in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. 

The men aged 15, 18, 38, 51 were arrested this morning. They are currently in custody and are being questioned by detectives.

28-year-old Lyra was shot dead on April 18 during riots in Derry City.

Superintendent Jason Murphy stated: "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."

He also appealed for witnesses to come forward. "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," he added.