Three arrests in connection with Paul McCauley murder

Paul McCauley died last month - nine years after a brutal gang attack
Paul McCauley died last month - nine years after a brutal gang attack

Three more arrests have been made by police investigating the murder of Derry civil servant Paul McCauley in 2006.

A 24-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were arrested in Derry and Coleraine today (Thursday) and a 27-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday night.

Mr McCauley died last month in a care facility as a result of the injuries he sustained in an attack at a barbecue in Derry's Waterside area.

He had been with two friends when a gang of 15 people emerged from nearby bushes and attacked them.

Mr McCauley was 29 at the time of the attack.

Since his death last month, the PSNI have stepped-up their investigation into the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: “I want to thank those individuals who have come forward with information regarding the murder of Paul McCauley and attempted murder of his two friends.

“This is a very active investigation.

“I would like to make a further appeal for information from anyone who was at or near the scene of the brutal attack on Paul and his two friends which occurred at 105 Chapel Road in Londonderry.

“I am appealing in particular to those individuals who were in the Irish Street area of Londonderry on 16 July 2006 between 1am and 4.30am who may have crucial information regarding this investigation.

“Please come forward and tell us what you saw or heard or what you know.

“People can contact detectives at Maydown on the non-emergency 101 number or use the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they prefer to provide information anonymously.”