Garda Commissioner stands by arrests in Kerry Babies case

The Garda Commissioner says he stands by the arrests of two people detained in connection with the Kerry Babies case.

Baby John’s body was found with 28 stab wounds on a beach in Cahersiveen in 1984.

Drew Harris says the decision to arrest the man and woman on suspicion of murder last week, was made on the basis of inquiries, statements and a forensic strategy.

The couple arrested were released without charge last week, and a file has now been sent to the DPP.

Commissioner Drew Harris says he stands by Gardaí’s decision to question the pair.

“We’ve conducted numerous enquires, taken statements and then pursued a forensic strategy as well.

“Ultimately that let to the situation last week where there were two arrests.

“I was fully briefed and informed in respect of that operation, and I stand by the actions that An Garda Siochana took in respect of the arrest and the interview of those individuals.”


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