Paul McCauley Murder: Man arrested in Omagh

The late Paul McCauley who died earlier this year following an attack at a BBQ in 2006.
The late Paul McCauley who died earlier this year following an attack at a BBQ in 2006.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Paul McCauley in Derry in 2006 have arrested a 27 year-old man in Omagh.

The man has been taken to the town’s police station for questioning.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said the arrest brought the number of people who have been arrested since Paul died last June to 11.

To date, one man has been charged with murder and another reported to the Public Prosecution Service. DCI Harvey said police enquiries into Paul’s murder were very much ongoing and he appealed to those with information to come forward.

Paul (38) died last June 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 July 15 2006.

At 3:20am on July 16, only three people remained at the BBQ. A number of individuals came out from the bushes and attacked Paul and two of his friends. After the assault the group made off in the direction of Irish Street.