Lyra McKee murder detectives ‘made aware’ of suspected firearm seizure

Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have been made aware of the seizure of a suspected firearm and ammunition during an operation in Derry on Thursday, police have confirmed.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 8:18 am
Updated Friday, 28th June 2019, 9:18 am
Lyra McKee speaking in Derry at a public event several years ago.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch recovered the suspected firearm and ammunition during search operations in the city yesterday.

A PSNI spokesman said on Thursday night: “The searches connected with dissident Republican activity have now concluded and the recovered items will be subject to a forensic examination.”

He added: Detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee have been made aware of today’s seizure.

Lyra McKee (29) was among a group of people standing near a police vehicle when she was shot after a masked gunman opened fire during rioting in the Fanad Drive area of Creggan on the night of Thursday, April 18.