Middleton welcomes arrests over Lyra McKee murder

11 February 2020

DUP Foyle MLA Gary Middleton has welcomed the news that detectives investigating the murder of Lyra McKee in April 2019 have arrested four men in Londonderry.

Gary Middleton MLA

Member of the Environment Committee

Gary Middleton

Responding to the confirmation of the arrests, Mr Middleton said:

‘‘The vicious and indiscriminate murder of Lyra McKee by the so called New IRA was unacceptable and rightly rejected across the board.

These arrests represent a positive step in the ongoing investigation. It is our hope that such developments can assist in bringing those responsible before the courts and placed behind bars where they belong.

Whilst we welcome today’s news the PSNI have made it clear that the local community still holds the key to answers in relation to this awful crime, particularly in relation to mobile phone footage and first hand witnesses. We would urge anyone with any information to come forward to the PSNI as soon as possible.’’

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