Northern Irish police investigating murder of journalist make arrest

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 08:43 GMT

The service sheet for the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee lies on a pew at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, Northern Ireland April 24, 2019. Brian Lawless/Pool via REUTERS

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Police in Northern Ireland said they had arrested a 27-year-old man in the investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - Northern Irish police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee said on Wednesday that they had arrested a 27-year-old man under the Terrorism Act.

McKee was killed in Londonderry last year, sparking outrage in the British province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence that cost some 3,600 lives.

Northern Irish police said the man was being questioned at Musgrave police station in Belfast.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Sarah Young; editing by Michael Holden)