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PSNI Update French production company office searched in Lyra McKee murder investigation

Lyra McKee was shot dead during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry on 18th April 2019

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Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry in April 2019

Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry in April 2019

Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry in April 2019

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have searched the offices of a French production company.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said that detectives from their Major Investigation Team believe that a camera crew from the production company was in Derry throughout the week of Ms McKee’s murder.

The search was conducted in Paris on Tuesday led by two French judges with the assistance of French police, the PSNI said.

“A European Investigation Order was carefully considered, sought and granted by Belfast Crown Court and the search was later approved and supported by senior members of the French judiciary.

“A number of items have been recovered for further examination,” the PSNI said.

Lyra McKee was shot dead during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry on 18th April 2019.

She had been standing near a police Land Rover on Fanad Drive when a gunman fired shots and wounded McKee in the head.

The New IRA claimed responsibility for the killing, stating that McKee was not the target and was caught in the line of fire.

Several men have been arrested and charged over McKee’s death.

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