Ian Bailey calls on the DPP to examine French evidence against him

The 59-year-old is reportedly to face criminal proceedings in France

Ian Bailey calls on the DPP to examine French evidence against him

File photo of Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

Ian Bailey is calling on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to examine the evidence gathered by French prosecutors in their case against him.

It follows reports that he is to face criminal proceedings in France in connection with the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork 20 years ago.

Mr Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí and questioned about the murder, but has always denied involvement.

However, he says he has no chance of a fair trial in France.

Speaking to TV3 News, Mr Bailey said that if the French have any evidence against him they should share it with the DPP.