GLASGOW is to host a vigil for the journalist murdered in Londonderry.

The National Union of Journalists' Glasgow branch is organising the tribute for 1pm on Wednesday in Buchanan Street, to coincide with Lyra McKee's funeral in Belfast.

The branch was the move was made to "stand with her family, friends and those who knew her".

Those wishing to participate have been invited to bring a candle, flags and banners.

Those who cannot take part area asked to commemorate Ms McKee by holding up a sign with the slogan 'We Stand With Lyra' and share a photo with the hashtag #WeStandWithLyra.

HeraldScotland: A memorial to Lyra McKee at Belfast City Hall.

Ms McKee, 29, died after she was struck by a bullet as she observed rioting in Londonderry"s Creggan estate on Thursday  night.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, held under the Terrorism Act were released without charge on Sunday.

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Ms McKee's funeral will held at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast.

Her partner Sara Canning said the service would be a "celebration of her life".

The NUJ said: "Lyra is the third journalist killed in Ireland. Three is far too many and we have to stand up now.

"In Europe, we have seen murders in Malta and Slovakia, the brazen Saudi state murder of Jamal Khasoggi, the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the killing of two journalists by Israeli forces within the past year."

It is understood the funeral service will be attended by political and faith leaders from across Northern Ireland.

Writing on Facebook, Ms Canning called on attendees to wear Harry Potter and Marvel related items.

Speaking on Saturday, PSNI Det Supt Jason Murphy said police had received "positive support from the community" but needed to "convert this support into tangible evidence".

"We will continue to work positively and sensitively with the local community to achieve this," he said.

Det Supt Murphy appealed specifically to people who were in Fanad Drive and Central Drive on Thursday night, the area where Ms McKee was fatally wounded, to come forward with footage of the incident.