Uncle of Sophie Toscan du Plantier calls for Ian Bailey to prove his innocence in new trial in France
An uncle of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is urging Ian Bailey not to be ‘afraid’ of a new trial in France – if he’s really innocent.
It’s after the French president said a new murder trial could be organised for him in Paris.
Mr Bailey was convicted there in his absence two years ago of murdering the film-maker in west Cork in 1996 – but he’s never been charged here.
Sophie’s uncle, Jean-Pierre Gazeau, strongly supports Emmanuel Macron’s comments last week.
“Ian Bailey is always claiming his innocence.
“If he is really innocent he should not be afraid of a trial in France.
“The law system in France is protective of the freedom of people, it’s respectful of the rights of people so he should not be afraid – if he’s really innocent, as he is claiming.”