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Two to appear in court charged with journalist’s murder

Lyra McKeeTwo men are due to appear in court today charged 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, aged 21 and 33, have also been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, riot, possession of petrol bombs, throwing petrol bombs and arson.

The older man has additionally been charged with robbery.

A 20-year-old man has also been charged with riot, possession of petrol bombs and throwing petrol bombs.

All three are set to appear via video link before Londonderry Magistrates Court today.

A 19-year-old man, arrested during the same operation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.