A new breed of terrorist is coming through the ranks in Northern Ireland, the detective leading the hunt for Lyra McKee’s killers said.
Police have arrested two teenagers who they suspect are members of the dissident republican New IRA and were involved in shooting dead the promising young journalist in Derry.
Police Service of Northern Ireland detective superintendent Jason Murphy said terrorists were lurking in the shadows.
“What we are seeing is a new breed of terrorist coming through the ranks and that for me is a very worrying situation.”
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy from the Major Investigation Team & Derry City & Strabane District Commander Alan Hutton provide media with an update on the investigation into the murder investigation of Lyra McKee. pic.twitter.com/OQBkUQ71kd— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) April 20, 2019
He said there had been a sea change in community attitudes and that was demonstrated in the revulsion expressed by many at Thursday evening’s killing.
A gunman aiming to kill police shot Ms McKee in the head after he fired indiscriminately during disturbances in the Creggan estate.
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