The sister of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has issued a new appeal for information to bring her killer to justice.

A death anniversary was held in memory of the 29-year-old in Belfast and Londonderry on Monday, the third anniversary of her death.

Her friends and family visited the site at Fanad Drive in Derry, where she died after being hit by a bullet during riots in the area three years ago.

No one has yet been convicted of her murder.

A self-styled extremist group for the New IRA has previously claimed that they were responsible for the killing of journalists and authors.

Lyra McKee shot dead in Derry (PA) / PA Media

Her sister, Nichola Corner, told the watchman in Derry that her family was still waiting for justice.

“Three years ago, our sister Lyra McKee was murdered here in this city, and still three years from now, we are waiting for justice for Lyra, who pulled the trigger of the gun that led to her death. Hers still walk on these streets, and while they walk on these streets, these streets will not be safe for the people of this city,” she said.

“We urge anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for our sisters’ deaths, we urge them to proceed. It’s never too late.

“We want to thank everyone who came to honor Lyra and remember her as a journalist, as a person and as someone who loved this city. We hope that you will continue to hold Lyra in your heart and in your mind in a very solemn way. ”

In Belfast, a new banner in memory of Ms McKee was unveiled on the steps of St Anne’s Church, where then-Prime Minister Theresa May, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Irish president Michael D Higgins were among those who attended her funeral in 2019.

Police have also issued a new appeal for information to bring those responsible for Ms. McKee’s murder to justice.

Detectives say they have made 30 arrests and nine people charged, three with murder and six with public order offenses, in connection with the shooting death of the author.


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