Irish court rejects Ian Bailey’s extradition to France for murder in 1996 | UK News

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The High Court of Ireland has rejected a third attempt by French authorities to extradite Ian Bailey for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Bailey was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of the Frenchwoman in West Cork in 1996.

The former British journalist has always denied any involvement.

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Ian Bailey was convicted of murdering Ms Toscan du Plantier nearly 25 years ago

Ms Toscan du Plantier’s beaten body was discovered outside her holiday home near Schull in December – almost 25 years ago.

Judge Barns ruled that Bailey would not be forcibly sent to France, following the European arrest warrant (EAW) issued in 2019.

When Bailey was found guilty, he had no legal representation for the case, failed to appear in court and called the situation ridiculous.

To this day, he has maintained his position that it had nothing to do with the death of Ms Toscan du Plantier.

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