Two men charged with riot offences by detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have been granted bail.

The 29-year-old was shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry in April 2019 as she observed the riot in the Creggan area of the city.

Patrick Gallagher, 29, from Gartan Square in Derry, and Jude McCrory, 24, from Magowan Park in the city, appeared via video link before district judge Barney McElholm in Derry Magistrates' Court.

Both men are accused of rioting on the night Ms McKee was shot and also throwing petrol bombs.

Bail was granted with a number of conditions, including that the men are subject to a night-time curfew and will be electronically tagged.

They are also excluded from the Creggan area of the city and can have no contact with anyone else accused of offences linked to the events of the night.

Police in Northern Ireland said a 55-year-old man who was arrested yesterday has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Three men have already been charged with Ms McKee's murder and two others with rioting.