Ruth Dudley Edwards: 'What a sickening waste of a lovely, gifted woman'

Lyra McKee was a brilliant journalist on the cusp of success, but also a wonderful friend, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

Lyra and her partner Sara Canning on holiday

Ruth Dudley Edwards

At 6.30 last Friday morning I opened the email from Ann Travers with the subject "Shocking news". It turned out I was one of those she was telling about Lyra's murder.