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Suspect held over Paul McCauley murder remains in custody

Published 08/12/2015

Another man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Paul McCauley
Another man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of Paul McCauley

A man arrested by detectives investigating the sectarian murder of a civil servant in Northern Ireland remained in police custody on Tuesday night.

Paul McCauley, a 38-year-old Catholic, spent almost a decade in a vegetative state after being beaten by loyalists in Londonderry's Waterside area in 2006. He died in June.

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, on Tuesday morning.

Another 26-year-old man who was detained in connection with the murder on Monday was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon pending further police inquiries.

Ten people have been arrested since Mr McCauley's death.

One of the 10 has been charged with murder and another reported to the Public Prosecution Service.

Father-of-one Mr McCauley was 29 when he attended the barbecue for a friend who was moving away from Northern Ireland.

A gang of up to 15 people emerged from nearby bushes and attacked him and two friends as they were clearing up after the meal in the early hours of the morning.

He suffered severe head injuries.

Mr McCauley's family has pursued a long campaign for justice.

Piper John McClements, 24, previously known as Daryl Proctor, from the Fountain area of Derry, has been charged with the civil servant's murder.

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