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Police probe Two men arrested in connection with Lyra McKee murder investigation

A 44-year-old and a 53-year-old were held in the Londonderry area.

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A mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre (David Young/PA)

A mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre (David Young/PA)

A mural of Lyra McKee in Belfast city centre (David Young/PA)

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry have arrested two men.

The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Derry area on Friday morning under the Terrorism Act.

Ms McKee, 29, was shot dead in the city in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan area.

The suspects have been taken to the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for interview.

Three men have already been charged with the murder of Ms McKee and another four have been charged with rioting and associated offences.

The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA has previously claimed it was responsible for killing the Belfast journalist and author.

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