Two men charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee

The pair, aged 21 and 33, will appear in court on Friday morning

Lyra McKee. Photograph: Jess Lowe Photography/AFP via Getty Images

Lyra McKee. Photograph: Jess Lowe Photography/AFP via Getty Images

 

Two men have been charged with the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in April 2019.

The pair, aged 21 and 33, have also been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, riot, possession of petrol bombs, throwing petrol bombs and arson. The 33-year-old has also been charged with robbery.

The men were charged by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s major investigation team.

A third man, aged 20, has been charged with riot, possession of petrol bombs and throwing petrol bombs.

All three are expected to appear before Derry Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday morning.

A 19-year-old man also arrested during the same operation has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Ms McKee was shot while observing a riot in the Creggan area of Derry in April 2019.