Man charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee 5 days ago

Man charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee

He will appear at Derry Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have charged a 52-year-old man with the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by terrorists in Derry on 18 April 2019.

The man, from the city who was arrested by detectives yesterday and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

He will appear at Derry Magistrates Court on Thursday, 13 February.

"I have always said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Lyra was killed, and while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing," Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: