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Three men arrested by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee

The journalist was shot dead in the Creggan area of Derry in April, 2019.

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 2:40 PM

A FURTHER THREE men have been arrested by police investigation the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. 

A PSNI spokesperson said the arrests were made this morning in Derry and the suspects, aged 36, 39 and 45 are all detained under the Terrorism Act.

They are being question by detectives in the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast.

The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA has previously claimed it was responsible for killing the Belfast journalist and author.

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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To date the PSNI has made 25 arrests in total, with nine people charged with offences of which three have been charged with murder.

Five people have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service. Seven people have been released unconditionally and four people are still in custody as of today.

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