Man due in court over murder of journalist Lyra McKee

Journalist Lyra McKee poses for a portrait outside the Sunflower Pub on Union Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland May 19, 2017. Jess Lowe Photography/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT: JESS LOWE PHOTOGRAPHY

A 52-year-old man from Derry is due in court charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

He is the first person to be charged in the ongoing investigation.

The development comes just weeks before the first anniversary of the death of the 29-year-old journalist, who was shot dead during a riot in the Creggan area of Derry city in April of last year.

Four men were arrested in Derry on Tuesday, three of which, all aged in their 20s, were later released.

-Noah Harte