Supreme Court to rule on Bailey extradition
Published 13/01/2012 | 05:00
A TEAM of French detectives is to travel to Ireland within weeks for follow-up witness interviews once the Ian Bailey extradition issue is resolved.
The Supreme Court will today rule on a request by the Manchester-born former freelance journalist for his extradition order to be referred back to the High Court.
Mr Bailey -- who has protested his innocence in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder probe -- made the demand in light of dramatic new documents from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office.
These documents -- particularly a 2001 review of the garda murder case -- were critical of the original investigation.
Mr Bailey's legal team has argued that the documents hint at "breathtaking wrongdoing" by state officials and said they would have had a significant impact on the original High Court extradition hearing last March had they been available.
If the Supreme Court refuses the request, his appeal will go to a full hearing on Monday.