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Crimestoppers charity offers reward of up to £10,000 for information on murder of Lyra McKee

A mourner wearing a Gryffindor scarf holds an order of service as she arrives for the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Picture by Brian Lawless/PA Wire

THE Crimestoppers charity is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information on the murder of Lyra McKee.

The reward is available to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

A spokesperson said the killing had attracted global condemnation.

"We know that this has affected all parts of the community and we urge anyone who has information about those who are responsible to come forward," they said.

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By contacting Crimestoppers, you stay 100 per cent anonymous. Always. You can pass on what you know, safe in the knowledge that you're doing the right thing. No one will ever know you contacted us and you may also be entitled to a reward.

"Please call 0800 555 111 or use our anonymous online form at - your information could make all the difference in helping Lyra's loved ones and the wider community have the answers they deserve."

Police Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said the killing was a "senseless murder of a gifted young woman".

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"I want to find the people who murdered Lyra and the information that can help us bring Lyra's killer to justice lies within the local community. People saw the gunman - people know who is responsible. I'm asking them to come forward and help us," he said.

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"We have received widespread public support to date and if this reward further encourages some individuals to come forward, this may help assist us in our efforts to get some justice for Lyra and her loved ones."

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