PSNI investigating Lyra McKee murder offering anonymity to witnesses

PSNI investigating Lyra McKee murder offering anonymity to witnesses

Police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee in Derry have said witnesses will be offered anonymity if they are called to give evidence in court.

The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead while covering riots in Derry on April 18, dissident republican group the new IRA said it was responsible.

The PSNI has said the decision to offer anonymity to anyone who comes forward follows discussions with the North's Public Prosecution Service.

Last week a reward of up to £10,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

More on this topic

Launch of Lyra McKee book ‘bittersweet’ for familyLaunch of Lyra McKee book ‘bittersweet’ for family

Mother of Lyra McKee wants to ‘reclaim daughter’ from public ownershipMother of Lyra McKee wants to ‘reclaim daughter’ from public ownership

Lyra McKee's partner: I cried my eyes out after NI same-sex voteLyra McKee's partner: I cried my eyes out after NI same-sex vote

Dissidents near where Lyra McKee was shot ‘forced some police to leave’Dissidents near where Lyra McKee was shot ‘forced some police to leave’

More in this Section

The Lotto results are in...The Lotto results are in...

Flight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on boardFlight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on board

Irish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safetyIrish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safety

Two arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeownTwo arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeown


Lifestyle

In August 1969, headlines were dominated by Northern Ireland and the beginnings of what was to become known as “the Troubles”.August 26, 2019: A look back at what happened on this day in years gone by

Hundreds of grey seals, the ‘people of the sea’, haul out on Great Blasket’s Trá Bán.Blasket Island seals have cousins in Namibia

More From The Irish Examiner