Further two arrests in McCauley murder probe

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Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Paul McCauley in Londonderry have arrested two men.

A police spokesperson said: “A 46 year old was arrested in the Fountain area and a 27 year old was arrested in the Waterside. A property is also being searched in the Waterside.”

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said the suspects had been taken to Strand Road police station for questioning.

Paul (38) died last month in a care facility almost nine years after an attack in July 2006. He was attending a summer BBQ at the rear of a house in Chapel Road on 15 July 2006. At 3.20am on 16 July, only three people remained at the BBQ. A group of up to 15 people came from out of the bushes and attacked Paul and two of his friends. After the assault the group made off in the direction of Irish Street.

Since Paul’s death, one man has been charged with his murder. Three other people arrested as part of the renewed investigation are on police bail pending further enquiries.