23/04/2019

Woman Arrested Over Lyra McKee Murder

A 57-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee.

The journalist, aged 29, was shot dead during a night of rioting in L'Derry on Thursday evening, 18 April.
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The PSNI's Major Investigation Team made the arrest this morning, 23 April, under the Terrorism Act. The woman has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

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23 April 2019
Woman Arrested Over Lyra McKee Murder
A 57-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee. The journalist, aged 29, was shot dead during a night of rioting in L'Derry on Thursday evening, 18 April. The PSNI's Major Investigation Team made the arrest this morning, 23 April, under the Terrorism Act.
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