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Two charged over riots in Londonderry

'A 51-year-old man has been charged with rioting, petrol bomb offences and arson of a hijacked vehicle. A 38-year-old man has been charged with riot, petrol bomb offences and the arson and hijacking of a tipper truck' (stock photo)
'A 51-year-old man has been charged with rioting, petrol bomb offences and arson of a hijacked vehicle. A 38-year-old man has been charged with riot, petrol bomb offences and the arson and hijacking of a tipper truck' (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

Two men have been charged with offences in connection with rioting in Londonderry on the night journalist Lyra McKee was murdered.

Lyra (29) was shot as she observed the disturbances from behind police lines in the Creggan estate on April 18.

Vehicles were hijacked and police were attacked with some 50 petrol bombs and other missiles after raids on homes in the area.

A 51-year-old man has been charged with rioting, petrol bomb offences and arson of a hijacked vehicle. A 38-year-old man has been charged with riot, petrol bomb offences and the arson and hijacking of a tipper truck. Both men are due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Two other males aged 15 and 18 years who were also arrested have both been released without charge.

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