July 15, 2020 / 8:47 AM / 21 days ago

Northern Irish police investigating murder of journalist make arrest

FILE PHOTO: A mural depicting murdered journalist Lyra McKee is seen in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 6, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Irish police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee said on Wednesday that they had arrested a 27-year-old man under the Terrorism Act.

McKee was killed in Londonderry last year, sparking outrage in the British province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence that cost some 3,600 lives.

Northern Irish police said the man was being questioned at Musgrave police station in Belfast.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Sarah Young; editing by Michael Holden

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