Belfast Telegraph

John McAreavey's fresh push to get justice for Michaela in Mauritius

By Adrian Rutherford

A confidential hotline is being set up in Mauritius in a new bid to find the killers of murdered bride Michaela McAreavey.

It comes as her husband John returned to the holiday island to make a fresh appeal for information.

Mrs McAreavey (27), daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte, was strangled while on honeymoon six years ago.

She was killed at the luxury Legends Hotel just 12 days after her wedding.

No one has been convicted of the murder.

At the weekend Mr McAreavey returned to Mauritius to make the new plea for information. He is due to meet with the Mauritian director of public prosecutions and the police.

A confidential telephone line is being set up by his lawyer on the island, Dick Ng Sui Wa. There will also be an address where people can post potential new evidence. Mr McAreavey is due to hold a news conference in Mauritius tomorrow.

Just before his return to the island, he told the BBC that he was prepared "to go to the ends of the Earth to ensure that justice is achieved for Michaela".

He added: "We need to appeal to the people of Mauritius, so we felt that the best way to achieve that is to get on a plane and get out there."

Mr McAreavey is accompanied by his sister Claire and Michaela's brother Mark.

In 2012 two hotel workers - Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea -were found not guilty of Michaela's murder following a trial.

Mr McAreavey remarried in September last year.

His wife Tara Brennan is an accountant from Co Kildare.

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