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Our campaign for justice

 

Can you imagine what it feels like to know that the police know the identity of your sister's killer yet they continue to walk free?  Can you imagine what it feels like to know that 'the dogs on the street' know the identity of your sister's killer but you do not?

 

We are Lyra's family.

The purpose of our campaign is to encourage anyone with any information or any video footage that could lead to the arrest and conviction of all those responsible for our sister's murder to come forward.

On 18th April 2019, our youngest sister, Lyra McKee was shot dead. To date, the gunman who killed her remains free.

Lyra, a writer and investigative journalist, had been observing a riotous scene that was unfolding on Fanad Drive in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

 

She was standing with a group of residents, including her partner Sara Canning, beside a police vehicle when a masked gunman shot his weapon directly towards the onlookers.

One bullet struck our sister in the head and she was killed.

The 'New Irish Republican Army' made a public statement claiming responsibility for Lyra's murder.

Lyra's murder sparked international outrage and played a pivotal role in encouraging our politicians to return to power-sharing governance that emerged following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

A number of individuals have been arrested and questioned and six have charged with offences connected to Lyra's murder - 3 have been charged with murder. Despite over 150 brave local people coming forward with information and video footage to the police, the gunman has yet to be brought to justice.

Less than a year after Lyra's murder, on the 10th March 2020, our mother died of a broken heart, awaiting justice for the murder of her baby girl.

On her death-bed, we PROMISED our mother that we would continue to fight until justice is secured for Lyra

Our campaign has been interrupted by the GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, but OUR FIGHT CONTINUES.

Every victim’s family wants the same thing for their loved ones – JUSTICE.

Can YOU help us gain justice for Lyra?

Speak out for Lyra.

 

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BACKGROUND TO OUR CAMPAIGN