Two men charged with violent disorder offences on night of Lyra McKee murder 3 months ago

Two men charged with violent disorder offences on night of Lyra McKee murder

The men will appear in court on Saturday.

Two men have been charged with violent disorder offences relating to activity that took place in the Creggan area of Derry on the night of Lyra McKee's murder.

The 29-year-old journalist died as a result of injuries sustained when she was shot while observing rioting in Fanad Drive on Thursday 18 April.

Dissident group the New IRA later claimed responsibility.

On Thursday 9 May, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested four males under terrorism legislation.

On Friday 10 May, the PSNI charged two of those men with various offences in connection with the murder investigation.

A 51-year-old man has been charged with riot and petrol bomb offences and the arson of a hijacked vehicle.

A 38-year-old man was charged with riot and petrol bomb offences and the hijacking of a tipper truck.

Both men are due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Two males aged 15 and 18, respectively, who were arrested on Thursday in relation to the murder investigation, have been released with charge.

The PSNI has said that anonymity will be given to witnesses who come forward with information relating to the murder of Lyra McKee.

People can also upload any footage that they have to the Major Incident Public Portal via the following link.