Derry man appears in court over Lyra McKee murder

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 15:46 -- Editor

Derryman Paul McIntyre (52) appeared in court this morning accused of involvement in the murder of Lyra McKee in April 2019. 

McIntyre is alleged to have committed a joint enterprise with an unknown gunman by picking up the cases of the bullets used to kill Ms McKee, the court heard. 

McIntyre, whose address was given as Kinnego Park, is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and belonging to or professing to be a member of a proscribed organisation. 

Supporters of McIntyre holding placards calling him a “political hostage” and a “British scapegoat” scuffled with police officers as they refused to move from the entrance to Derry Magistrates’ Court today.