Friday 20 October 2017

Man arrested in Derry over the sectarian murder of Paul McCauley

Paul McCauley before he passed away in July
Paul McCauley before he passed away in July

Police investigating the murder of Paul McCauley in Derry in 2006 have arrested a 25-year-old man in the city.

He has been taken to Strand Road police station for questioning, a PSNI spokesperson said.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said Wednesday’s arrest brought the number of people who have been arrested since Paul's death to 12.

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To date, one man has been charged with murder and another reported to the Public Prosecution Service.

Piper John McClements (24), formerly known as Daryl Proctor, of Derry’s Fountain was charged with Mr McCauley’s murder in July.

DCI Harvey said police enquiries into Paul’s murder were active and ongoing and he appealed to those with information to come forward.

The PSNI launched a murder investigation after Mr McCauley, who was left in a vegetative state after an unprovoked loyalist gang attack in 2006, died in June this year.

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Paul McCauley was 30 when he was attacked by a loyalist gang after a party at a friend's house
Paul McCauley was 30 when he was attacked by a loyalist gang after a party at a friend's house

Mr McCauley passed away in a care unit in Derry surrounded by family and friends.

The civil servant was 30 when he was attacked by a loyalist mob at a barbecue in the Waterside in Derry.

A gang of up to 15 people were thought to have been involved in the attack.

He never regained consciousness.

Piper John McClements is the only person to be charged for the attack on Paul McCauley
Piper John McClements is the only person to be charged for the attack on Paul McCauley

Belfast Telegraph

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