17/09/2021

Two Men Charged With The Murder Of Lyra McKee

Two men have been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee.

Journalist Lyra McKee (29) was fatally shot as she observed rioting in the Creggan estate in L'Derry in April 2019.

Four men were arrested earlier this week by detectives investigating Ms McKee's death.
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Two of the men, aged 21 and 33, have now been charged with her murder. They are also to be charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, riot, possession of petrol bombs, throwing petrol bombs and arson.

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17 September 2021
Two Men Charged With The Murder Of Lyra McKee
Two men have been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee. Journalist Lyra McKee (29) was fatally shot as she observed rioting in the Creggan estate in L'Derry in April 2019. Four men were arrested earlier this week by detectives investigating Ms McKee's death. Two of the men, aged 21 and 33, have now been charged with her murder.
17 September 2021
12 Arrests Made In Ongoing Anti-Social Behaviour In The Holylands
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17 September 2021
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17 September 2021
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17 September 2021
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17 September 2021
New Lagan Gateway Bridge Opens
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17 September 2021
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Other News In Brief
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