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Sophie Toscan du Plantier suspect fights extradition

A British man is to appeal against his extradition to France from the Republic of Ireland for questioning over the murder of a film-maker.

Former journalist Ian Bailey is wanted by officials in Paris investigating the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was violently beaten to death in Ireland 14 years ago.

Last week, a judge in Dublin's High Court ordered Bailey to surrender to authorities in France, where a magistrate is investigatng the unsolved case.

Bailey's lawyers made an application for leave to appeal on three grounds in the court yesterday. Barrister Ronan Monro said his client would be appealing but said the legal team needs more time to prepare arguments. The case was adjourned for one week.

Bailey (53) launched a legal battle against his extradition after the European arrest warrant was executed by police last year.

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