Lyra McKee: Man charged with journalist's murder

Lyra McKee: Man charged with journalist's murder

  • 12 February 2020

A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

Ms McKee, who was 29, was observing rioting in Derry's Creggan estate when she was shot on 18 April 2019.

The 52-year-old, who is from Derry, is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Det Supt Jason Murphy said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Ms McKee was killed.

"And while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing," he added.