Michaeala's family expected home from Mauritius

Lawyers for two men acquitted of the murder of Michaela McAreavey are today expected to say they have information which could lead to the arrest of her killer.

Michaeala's family expected home from Mauritius

Lawyers for two men acquitted of the murder of Michaela McAreavey are today expected to say they have information which could lead to the arrest of her killer.

It comes as Michaela's heartbroken husband John, his father, sister and brother-in-law, Mark Harte, arrive back in Ireland today, following the two-month-long trial in Mauritius.

On Thursday, the jury delivered a verdict of not guilty in the trial of two men - Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea - who were accused of murdering the 27-year-old Tyrone woman while she was on honeymoon last January at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius.

Last night, the Mauritius director of public prosecutions said he wanted justice for the Harte family and therefore there would be an "independent fact-finding commission" into the case.

He also said that while hopes to re-open the case, it was too easy to accuse police of brutality.

The lawyers who represented the two men acquitted of Michaela's murder are to hold a press conference later at which they will claim information in their possession could form part of a new murder investigation.

Having been cleared of her murder, both men have now been told they can return to their jobs at the hotel if they want to.

Meanwhile Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly has criticised the authorities in Mauritius saying he believes police did not forensically examine the hotel room properly.

Mr Kelly is calling on the people of Ireland not to visit Mauritius until justice has been done for the Harte and McAreavey families.

"Poor Michaela was murdered in her bedroom, during her honeymoon, when she went up for biscuits, and nobody has been brought to justice," Mr Kelly said.

"So that's not a very safe environment for anyone to go there, particularly at this point in time.

"To bring pressure on the Mauritian authorities the Irish people should be saying 'we don't want to go to Mauritius until we see that justice is done'."

Read more: Death in Mauritius: How the story unfolded (Storify)

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