Man, 27, arrested in Lyra McKee murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested a man, 27, in Londonderry.

The man was held on Wednesday morning under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

He was taken to Musgrave police station in Belfast, and officers have also searched a house in Londonderry.

Ms McKee, 29, was shot in the head while reporting on disturbances in the Creggan area of Londonderry in April last year.

She was standing near a police vehicle when she was hit by a bullet fired towards officers, and later died in hospital.


The so-called New IRA said it was involved in her death and that the journalist had been caught in the line of fire.

In February, a 52-year-old man was charged with her murder. He denies the charge.

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