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Two teenagers arrested for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry; They have been arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Byline: Will Hayward

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Lyran McKee.

The 29, was investigating disturbances in Londonderry last Thursday night when she was shot in the head. She died later in hospital.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland had previously said they were treating her death as a "terrorist incident".

A statement from the force issued this morning said: "Major investigation team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday, April 18.

"They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite."

The last message from a journalist described scenes of "absolute madness" as police tried to disrupt dissident republicans ahead of this weekend's commemoration of Irish independence.

More than 50 petrol bombs were thrown at officers and two cars were hijacked and set on fire.Two teenagers arrested for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

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Amnesty International released a picture of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee

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Lyra McKee, 29, was shot in the head during violent unrest in the streets of Derry

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Publication:Wales Online (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 20, 2019
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