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18th-Jul-2015 12:48 pm - Proctor/McClements charged with Paul McCauley murder
Derry Journal
18 July 2015

Image of Proctor/McClements from Belfast Telegraph article

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Paul McCauley.

Piper John McClements, formerly known as Daryl Proctor, appeared at a special sitting of Derry Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.

McClements, of The Fountain, is charged with the murder of Mr McCauley on June 6, 2015.

Mr McCauley died on this date nine years after he was attacked at a barbeque in the Chapel Road area of the Waterside.

McClements was previously convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr McCauley and served a prison sentence for this.

The court heard this is the first case of its kind in Northern Ireland where a person has been convicted of an assault and then charged with murder after the victims death.

McClements was granted bail, despite police objections.

The 24-year-old was released on his own bail of £500 with one surety of £600.

He is banned from contacting the McCauley family, banned from entering the Waterside except if accompanied by either of his parents or of travelling directly to Strathfoyle gym.

McClements is banned from consuming alcohol and from entering licensed premises and must sign bail daily.

He will appear in court again on August 13.

17th-Jul-2015 09:49 pm - Man charged with Paul McCauley murder
A man has been charged with the murder of Paul McCauley in Derry.

Story by UTV Staff, Belfast
17 July 2015

**See also: Paul McCauley dies after being beaten by loyalist thugs in 2006 sectarian attack in Waterside, Derry

Paul, before the brutal attack

Mr McCauley died last month in a care facility almost nine years after he was attacked by a mob in July 2006.

Police said they arrested a 24-year-old man in the Fountain Street area of the city on Thursday morning.

The man has been charged with murder to appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Saturday.

A short statement from the PSNI said: “A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Paul McCauley and is to appear at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.”

Paul McCauley never recovered after he suffered severe brain injuries when he was viciously set upon by a loyalist gang while attending a barbecue in the Waterside area on 16 July 2006.

The Catholic civil servant, who was 29 years old at the time, had remained in a persistent vegetative state since the attack, unable to move or communicate, and needing 24-hour nursing care.

Police on Thursday said the investigation had “taken on a renewed impetus” since Paul’s death last month.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “This is a very challenging investigation, especially with the passing of time, but we are fully committed to exploring all avenues and opportunities and I would appeal to everyone in the community, if they have any information, come forward and contact detectives.”

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