Saturday 24 February 2018

Gardai in Ian Bailey case get extension

Ian Bailey at the High Court in Dublin yesterday
Ian Bailey at the High Court in Dublin yesterday

Tim Healy

GARDAI have been given five months to unscramble new electronic material which has come to light as officers trawl through documents sought for Ian Bailey's legal action for alleged wrongful arrest.

The High Court ourt was yesterday told gardai need more time to unscramble the previously unheard "phone traffic" which has now been unearthed.

Thousands of documents are being shown to the Bailey side as part of the run up to his legal action against the gardai and the State.

Mr Justice John Hedigan was told the new material was proving difficult to unscramble and garda experts had sought help internationally.

Mr Bailey's extradition to France in connection with the 1996 murder in west Cork of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case was refused by the Supreme Court. He previously obtained an order requiring the State to disclose documents for his action seeking damages over alleged wrongful arrest and personal injuries.

Irish Independent

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