Paul McCauley: Bail conditions relaxed for murder accused

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The man accused of the murder of Paul McCauley has had his bail conditions relaxed amid legal negotiations which will see the defence request the for the charges against their client to be dropped.

Derry Magistrates Court heard a request yesterday that bail conditions be altered for Piper John McClements of The Fountain.

The relaxation of certain conditions were granted by District Judge Barney McElholm. McClements will no longer be subjected to a curfew, he is no longer forbidden from drinking alcohol and he is now allowed to enter the Waterside.

The surety under which McClements was released remains the same. He is not allowed to make contact with the McCauley family and he must continue to report to police.

The case will be discussed again at the city’s Magistrate’s Court on December 7 - and legal arguments will take place on December 22.