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Man charged with Derry murder after week long cross-border manhunt

Kieran McLaughlin will appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Photo of Kieran McLaughlin released by police during search.
Photo of Kieran McLaughlin released by police during search.
Image: PSNI

A MAN HAS been charged with the murder of Barry McCrory in Derry following a week long manhunt involving both the gardaí and PSNI.

McCrory was shot dead near his home on Shipquay Street in the city and a cross border operation was launched in search of the suspect.

This afternoon Kieran McLaughlin was charged with his murder and has also been charged with firearms offences. He will appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

The man has not been formally named by police but only one person has been arrested in connection with the murder.

Kieran McLaughlin was arrested following a manhunt that at one point led to gardaí surrounding a house in Donegal only to find it empty.

The PSNI had also taken the unusual step of releasing a photograph of McLaughlin and warning the public not to approach him.

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