BBC/London: Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested four men in Londonderry.
The four men, aged 20, 27, 29 and 52, were arrested under the Terrorism Act on Tuesday.
Ms. McKee, 29, was shot while observing rioting in Derry’s Creggan estate on 18 April last year.
The New IRA has admitted carrying out her murder. Police have again appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
I welcome today's developments in the Lyra McKee murder investigation. Detectives are working hard in the pursuit of justice. Anyone with information should come forward to police. @PoliceServiceNI
— Simon Byrne (@ChiefConPSNI) February 11, 2020
The 29-year-old writer and campaigner from Belfast had only recently moved to Derry when she was killed.
She was standing near a police 4×4 vehicle on the night of 18 April 2019 when a masked gunman fired towards officers and onlookers.
Regarded by many as a rising star in Northern Ireland media circles, she had written for many publications, including Buzzfeed, Private Eye, the Atlantic, and Mosaic Science.
She was named Sky News young journalist of the year in 2006 and Forbes Magazine named her as one of their 30 under 30 in media in Europe in 2016.
The Belfast woman had signed a two-book deal with the publisher Faber and Faber, with her forthcoming book The Lost Boys due out this year.
According to those who knew her best, the gay rights advocate was someone who “believed passionately in social and religious tolerance”.
Her death caused widespread revulsion in Northern Ireland.