French president says a new trial could be arranged for Ian Bailey in France

In 2019, a Paris court convicted him in his absence of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

France has failed to get him extradited from Ireland, and he has never been charged here.

Speaking in Dublin today through a translator, Emmanuel Macron says Sophie’s death in West Cork was a ‘tragedy’:

“Ian Bailey was found guilty in France of her murder and sentenced to a jail sentence. Should the person condemned agree to come to France, a new trial could be organised but so far he’s been refusing to do so.”



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