French court finds Ian Bailey guilty of murdering Sophie Toscan du Plantier

English journalist sentenced to 25 years in absentia, arrest warrant to be issued

Ian Bailey has been accused of cowardice for failing to appear before a French court. Photograph: Getty

Ian Bailey has been accused of cowardice for failing to appear before a French court. Photograph: Getty

English journalist, Ian Bailey has been found guilty by a court in Paris of the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier almost a quarter of a century after her badly beaten body was found near holiday home in West Cork.

A new arrest warrant will be issued following the verdict.

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