Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson has expressed her condolences following the death of Paul McCauley.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Paul McCauley.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, his parents Jim and Cathy, his daughter Maeve, and all his family and friends.
“It is almost nine years since their lives were shattered by the brutal sectarian attack on their much-loved son in July 2006.
“Paul, a young father with his whole life in front of him, was cruelly robbed of his future during a frenzied attack that caused devastating injuries.
“The fact is that up to 15 people were involved in the attempt to murder Paul and his friends, and their identities are well known in their community.
“Jim McCauley, Paul’s father often referred to the wall of silence within the unionist community.
“There is an onus on everyone, particularly elected representatives, to encourage those with information about the attack to come forward so that those responsible can be brought to justice.
“That would send a positive and reassuring message to the McCauley family and, indeed, the wider community of Foyle.” Ends/Críoch