Four men arrested in connection with murder of Lyra McKee investigation 7 months ago

Four men arrested in connection with murder of Lyra McKee investigation

Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested four men in Derry on Tuesday morning.

The men, aged 20, 27, 29 and 52, were arrested under the Terrorism Act after the New IRA claimed responsibility for murdering Lyra, who was shot dead in the Creggan area of the city on 18 April 2019

All four men have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast.

Police have also issued a renewed appeal to the public for anyone with information on the death to come forward.

“I have always believed that some people within the community know what happened and who was involved," Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said.

"I understand that people may be frightened to talk to us. I have previously given my personal assurance relating to anonymity for the purpose of this investigation and I renew this assurance today, as we approach the anniversary of Lyra’s murder.

"I want the community in Creggan to think about how that horrific attack impacted them personally and how it impacted the entire community. We saw widescale revulsion after Lyra was murdered and I remain determined to work with the community and local policing to convert that revulsion into tangible evidence to bring those who murdered Lyra to justice.

“I also know that many people were recording mobile phone video clips that night and whilst we had a huge response to my initial appeal for those videos, I believe that others may exist. I would ask anyone who has mobile phone footage to upload it onto our Major Incident Public Portal.”