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Paul McCauley murder: Two new arrests

By Donna Deeney

Published 31/07/2015

Detectives investigating the murder of Paul McCauley have made two more arrests in Londonderry
Detectives investigating the murder of Paul McCauley have made two more arrests in Londonderry

Detectives investigating the murder of Paul McCauley have made two more arrests in Londonderry.

Police arrested a 46-year-old man in the Fountain area and a man aged 27 from the Waterside area of the city yesterday. The older man was released last night.

A property in the Waterside was also searched.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said the 46-year-old had been released pending a report to the PPS.

Mr McCauley was beaten by a gang of up to 15 sectarian thugs at a barbecue in the Waterside nine years ago. He was left in a permanent vegetative state and only died last month in a nursing home at the age of 38.

The new arrests bring the total number of arrests since Mr McCauley died and the investigation was upgraded to a murder inquiry to six. So far one man - Piper John McClements, formerly known as Daryl Proctor - has been charged with his murder.

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