Three men returned for trial in connection with Paul McCauley murder


Three men have been returned for trial in connection with the murder of Derry civil servant Paul McCauley.

Paul McCauley was left in a vegetative state after being beaten by loyalists in Derry’s Waterside area in 2006. He died in June 2015 aged 38.

Piper McClements (26) of The Fountain, Matthew Gillen (30) of Bond's Hill and Charles Buckingham (62) with an address in Margate all appeared at a preliminary enquiry at Derry Magistrate's Court.

McClements and Gillen both face charges of murdering Paul McCauley on June 6 2015.

Gillen also faces a charge of causing GBH to a male on July 16 2006 and one of attempted GBH on the same date.

Buckingham is charged with withholding information in relation to the murder on December 16 2015.

It was accepted there was a case to answer and none of the accused wished to say anything or make any statement at this stage.

They were returned for trial and released on continuing bail to appear at the Crown Court on August 29.