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Lyra McKee: Scuffles as suspect appears in court over journalist’s death | UK News



A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

Paul McIntyre, 52, is accused of killing 29-year-old Ms McKee, who was shot dead while observing a riot in Londonderry in April last year.

McIntyre, from Derry, is also being charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

Sara Canning (R) says Lyra McKee was the love of her life
Lyra McKee with partner Sara Canning

He appeared at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Supporters of the 52-year-old refused to move from the court entrance, causing a scuffle which involved up to 40 police officers.

Ms Mckee’s partner, Sara Canning, was also in court.

Ms McKee had been standing next to a police vehicle when a masked gunman fired towards officers and onlookers.

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