Lyra McKee murder: Two men due in court over rioting and petrol bombs

Man arrested on Thursday released pending report to Public Prosecution Service

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while observing rioting in Derry. File photograph: Jess Lowe/Jess Lowe Photography/AFP via Getty Images

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while observing rioting in Derry. File photograph: Jess Lowe/Jess Lowe Photography/AFP via Getty Images

 

Further charges have been brought by detectives investigating the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee.

Two men, aged 24 and 29, who were arrested on Wednesday, have been charged with a range of offences, including rioting and throwing petrol bombs.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s major investigation team said the men are expected to appear before the Magistrates’ Court in Derry via video link on Friday morning.

A 55-year-old man arrested on Thursday has been released, pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

He had been detained in Derry under the Terrorism Act and taken to the serious crime suite at Belfast’s Musgrave police station for questioning.

Three men were already charged with Ms McKee’s murder on April 18th, 2019, when the 29-year-old was shot dead while observing rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.

Another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences.