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Campaign to get justice for slain Danielle goes global

By Leona O’Neill

Those behind the justice campaign set up in the wake of the murder of Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin have issued an international plea for assistance in the case.

Buncrana woman Danielle (28) was found dead in a field in Goa on March 14 after attending a beach party celebrating the Hindu spring festival Holi. She had been raped and strangled.

A 24-year-old man was later arrested and confessed to the crime.

Danielle’s childhood friend Christy Duffy (33), who raised over £40,000 to bring her body back to Ireland from Goa, has helped set up the Truth for Danielle campaign and said family and friends have started the fight for justice. He has appealed to people across the world to assist in any way they can.

“To date, one person has been charged with criminal offences in relation to the untimely death of Danielle,” said Christy.

“We seek truth and justice. We have an international legal team and are now making an international plea for help and assistance to all those who believe they can provide us with any information at all.

“At this time we are especially interested in any mobile phone or cellular device footage that you may have, if you were present in Goa for the Holi festival in the area of the Festival Valley at Palolem Beach and Collomb Bay on March 13 and the days leading up to it.

“We are seeking to identify all potential witnesses from the footage and photographs that so many people have already sent to us.

“If you feel that you can help,  upload what images or footage you have with date, time and location, identifying any person that you can. Any assistance will be much appreciated by Danielle’s family, friends and legal team. You can upload images and footage to christytduffy@gmail.com or you can email the lead lawyer acting on behalf of Danielle’s family at des@desmondjdoherty.co if you believe you can help with any information.”

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