Derry man dies nine years after sectarian attack



A Derry man who was left in a vegetative state after a sectarian attack in the city nine years ago has died.

Paul McCauley was attacked by a gang while attending a barbecue in the Waterside area in July 2006.

Mr. Mc Cauley, a civil servant, was 30 at the time of the attack.

He suffered multiple injuries, including a brain haemorrhage and a fractured skull, when he and two friends were beaten by a gang of youths.

On the way to Altnagelvin Hospital, Mr. McCauley also suffered two heart attacks.

He never regained consciousness and  died in a care unit in the early hours of this morning.

Daryl Proctor, the only man convicted in connection with the attack, was given a 12 year jail sentence and was released earlier this year.

Mr McCauley's family have been highly critical of the police investigation into the attack.

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton apologised to the family for not bringing more people to justice for the attack during a visit to Derry last year.