“Gardaí Don’t Lose Records In Murder Cases”


Bailey(Solicitor Frank Buttimer, Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey outside the Four Courts last year)

Frank Buttimer said he found it surprising that a file from the murder investigation identifying Mr Bailey as a suspect in the death of the French film producer cannot be found. The 39-year-old mother of one was killed at her holiday home at Toormore near Schull in west Cork, in December 1996.
“It is a cause for concern because we don’t know what it contains and we believe we are entitled to access the information for Mr Bailey’s action for damages for wrongful arrest by the State,” Mr Buttimer told The Irish Times. “As a general point, gardaí don’t lose records in murder cases or other such serious crimes – files in such cases just don’t get lost, especially in a case where the file remains open.”

Bailey solicitor concerned over missing file in Toscan du Plantier murder case (Barry Roche, Irish Times)

Previously: Marie Farrell: Why I Lied About Ian Bailey (Transcript)