Northern Ireland: Paramilitary group New IRA admits murder of journalist Lyra McKee and offers ’sincere apologies’
The paramilitary group blamed for shooting dead Lyra McKee in Derry last night apologised for the murder of the 29-year-old journalist.
Ms McKee was shot in the head during rioting in the Creggan last Thursday night.
The gunman was aiming at police during disturbances in the Creggan following police raids when he hit the 29-year-old.
In a statement to The Irish News, using a recognised codeword, the group admitted it was responsible for the attack.