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Four arrested in connection with journalist’s murder

Lyra McKeeFour men have been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

Lyra, pictured, who worked for titles including the Belfast Telegraph, was shot dead while observing a riot in Derry in April 2019.

The men, who are aged 19, 20, 21 and 33, were all arrested in the Derry area this morning under the Terrorism Act.

The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station where they will be interviewed later.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, told the Irish News: “These arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into Lyra’s murder and the events which preceded it.

“The local community have supported the Police Service of Northern Ireland throughout the course of this protracted investigation and I wish to thank them for their continued support and patience whilst this phase of the investigation is ongoing.”

Paul McIntyre, 53, has already been charged with the murder of Lyra, pictured.