Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee raided the offices of a French production company.

The Northern Ireland Police Service (PSNI) said detectives on their major investigative team believed a film crew from the production company was in Derry throughout the week of Ms McKee’s murder .

The search was carried out in Paris on Tuesday under the direction of two French judges with the help of French police, the PSNI said.

“A European Investigation Order was carefully reviewed, requested and granted by Belfast Crown Court and the research was subsequently approved and supported by senior members of the French judiciary.

“A number of items have been retrieved for further examination,” PSNI said.

Lyra McKee was shot dead during riots in the Creggan district of Derry on April 18, 2019.

She was standing near a police Land Rover on Fanad Drive when a gunman shot and injured McKee in the head.

The New IRA claimed responsibility for the murder, saying McKee was not the target and was in the crosshairs.

Several men have been arrested and charged with McKee’s death.

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