Four men arrested under Terrorism Act

Four young men have been arrested in Derry by detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee two years ago.

The men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 33, were arrested on Wednesday morning under the Terrorism Act and have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station where they will be interviewed later.

Ms McKee (29) was killed during a riot in the Creggan area of Derry in April 2019.

PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said the arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into the journalist’s murder and the events which preceded it.

“The local community have supported the Police Service of Northern Ireland throughout the course of this protracted investigation and I wish to thank them for their continued support and patience whilst this phase of the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

One man has already been charged with Ms McKee’s murder and another man has been charged with rioting and associated offences.

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