Bailey wrote about du Plantier case despite 'growing apprehension' he was a suspect

Bailey wrote about du Plantier case despite 'growing apprehension' he was a suspect

Ian Bailey has told the High Court he pulled back from writing articles about Sophie Toscan du Plantier's murder over concerns the story was having a "profound effect" on the community in West Cork.

The court has been hearing that the former freelance journalist wrote about the French film producer's violent death for The Sunday Tribune and The Star.

Under cross examination Mr Bailey said he did not inform either newspaper of his growing apprehension that he was considered a suspect in the case.

The 57-year-old with an address in Schull, Co Cork is suing the State and Garda Commissioner for alleged wrongful arrest on suspicion of murdering the 38-year-old at her holiday home in December 1996.


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