Reward offered for Lyra McKee information

A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered for information about the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

The Crimestoppers charity said the cash was available to anyone providing information which directly led to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the dissident republican shooting in Londonderry last week.

The independent organisation takes calls confidentially via a telephone or using an anonymous online form.

A spokesman for Crimestoppers said: “This murder has sent shockwaves through the local community and across Northern Ireland. Indeed it has attracted global condemnation.

“Ms McKee was merely doing her job as a freelance journalist.

“We know that this has affected all parts of the community and we urge anyone who has information about those who are responsible to come forward.”

He added: “By contacting Crimestoppers, you stay 100% anonymous. Always.

“You can pass on what you know, safe in the knowledge that you’re doing the right thing. No-one will ever know you contacted us and you may also be entitled to a reward.”

The number to call is 0800 555 111 or the anonymous online form is available at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

The spokesman added: “Your information could make all the difference in helping Lyra’s loved ones and the wider community have the answers they deserve.

“Only by working together can we keep our communities safe.”

The reward will expire on July 24.

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