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Kieran McLaughlin charged with the murder of Londonderry man Barry McCrory

A 58-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Londonderry man in the city last week.

Kieran McLaughlin is due to appear at Derry Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.

He is charged with murder and firearm offences over the killing of Barry McCrory (35) last week.

Mr McCrory was shot by a lone gunman inside the flat he shared with his partner on Shipquay Street in Derry city centre on October 10.

Kieran McLaughlin (58) was detained during the early hours of yesterday morning after a massive six-hour arrest operation that spanned counties Londonderry and Donegal.

He was tracked down to a housing estate in the Galliagh area of Londonderry where he was found hiding behind a car. Police revealed the suspect had been armed but that no shots were fired during the operation. Three guns - two handguns and a shotgun - were subsequently recovered.

The PSNI said it had deployed an extra 100 officers to help in the hunt for McLaughlin on each day of the operation.

Specialist armed Garda units and members of the Irish Army were also involved in searches after he was seen driving a silver car across the border in Co Donegal.

His family had previously urged him to hand himself over to the authorities.

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