French to study Toscan du Plantier evidence

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has agreed to allow a French forensic investigation team to travel to Ireland to carry out their own examination on evidence gathered by gardaí investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork.

A spokesman for the Minister for Justice confirmed to The Irish Times that permission had been granted for the move after investigating French magistrate Judge Patrick Gachon wrote to the Irish authorities during the summer seeking access to the evidence.