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Lyra McKee murder investigation: 15-year-old among four people arrested

Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry's Creggan estate on Thursday April 18

TWO male teenagers and two adult men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry.

The four were arrested under terrorism legislation in Derry this morning in connection with rioting in the Creggan estate during which Lyra McKee was shot dead on April 18.

Those arrested are aged 15, 18, 38 and 51. 

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said four houses were searched in Derry during the arrest operation.

Read more: Lyra McKee's family say 'outpouring of love, respect and admiration' has been 'a comfort on dark days'

“I want to thank the public for the widespread support we have received to date, including more than 140 people who have provided  images, footage and other details via our dedicated Major Incident Public Portal. I still want to hear from anyone who can tell us anything they know. I would urge anyone who has any information to contact my team of detectives on 101. Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

People can also upload footage to the Major Incident Public Portal via this link

Lyra McKee, a journalist, was observing the violence when she was shot in the head. The 29-year-old's funeral at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast was attended by figures including President Micheal D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more: Dissident republicans behind Lyra McKee's death 'no better than paedophiles'

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