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Sixth man arrested by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee

Five men were arrested by the PSNI in the Cityside of Derry this morning.

LAST UPDATE | 15 Mar 2022

A SIXTH MAN has been arrested by police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. 

The 26-year-old man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast where he will be interviewed.

Earlier, five men were arrested by the PSNI in the Cityside of Derry under the Terrorism Act.

The men – one aged 20, two aged 21, one aged 41 and one aged 54 - remain in police custody at this time.

Lyra McKee was shot dead as she stood at the rear of a police vehicle during rioting in Derry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan area.

A number of people have been arrested and charged before the courts as part of the investigation into the murder. 

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