Briton arrested in Dublin over French woman's murder - EpicNews

A British man accused of killing a French woman in Ireland has been arrested in Dublin.

Manchester-born journalist Ian Bailey was first questioned over the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in February 1997, just over a month after her body was found at her holiday home in County Cork.

He denies killing her and, despite an extensive and ongoing police inquiry in Ireland, he has never been charged with her murder by Irish police.

A French magistrate opened a separate inquiry in 2008 as, under French law, authorities can investigate crimes against French citizens committed outside of the country.

In May this year, he was convicted in his absence of her murder during a trial in Paris.

The Irish high court has now endorsed his extradition to France and Bailey has been arrested.

The 39-year-old victim was the wife of celebrated movie-maker Daniel Toscan du Plantier, whose films included the 1989 hit The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

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