Man charged with murder of Lyra McKee

A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry last year.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 8:22 pm
The late Lyra McKee.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team charged the man on Wednesday.

The man, from the city who was arrested by detectives yesterday and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

He will appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 13.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: "I have always said a number of individuals were involved with the gunman on the night Lyra was killed, and while today is significant for the investigation the quest for the evidence to bring the gunman to justice remains active and ongoing."

The 52 year old man is one of a number of individuals subject to this ongoing murder investigation.