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27-year-old man arrested in Northern Ireland for murdering journalist Lyra McKee

Northern Ireland police officers arrested a 27-year-old man in the city of Derry / Londonderry for alleged connection to the murder of journalist Lyra McKee during a shootout in April 2019.

The Northern Irish police said in a statement that the person was arrested as part of an operation that ransacked a house in Londonderry. The man was taken to the Musgrave police station in Belfast, where he is to be interrogated, according to Section 41 of the 2000 Terrorism Act, according to the British newspaper “The Independent”.

McKee, a well-known Northern Irish journalist, was killed in a shootout in April 2019 while reporting on clashes in the Creggan region of Londonderry. The reporter was standing next to a police vehicle when she was hit by a gunshot that died in a hospital.

27-year-old man arrested in Northern Ireland for murdering journalist Lyra McKee
27-year-old man arrested in Northern Ireland for murdering journalist Lyra McKee

The New IRA Group took responsibility for his murder, which was condemned by Northern Ireland’s political leaders and the international community. McKee, who planned to publish a book investigating the IRA’s murder of Robert Bradford in 1981, worked with many British media.

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