Man arrested over journalist Lyra McKee’s murder

Lyra McKee was shot dead as she covered riots in Londonderry

Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested a 46-year-old man.

The 29-year-old was shot in the head by dissident republican group the New IRA while reporting on clashes with police in Londonderry in April.

An arrest was made on Thursday following a number of searches.

The man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and has been taken in for questioning.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland carried out searches at properties in the Northland Road and Creggan areas of Derry on Thursday morning.

They seized a number of items for examination.

“Since Lyra was murdered following violent disorder in Creggan in Derry/Londonderry on 18 April, our investigation has received widespread support from the community,” he said.

“I still want to hear from anyone who has any information and would appeal to the public to contact my team of detectives on 101.”

Source: Sky News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.