French magistrate asks permission to interview witnesses in Sophie case
on 11/03/2013 08:40:19
Judge Gachon wants his team to interview up to 30 named witnesses in West Cork and elsewhere around the country.
If permission is granted by the Irish authorities, the French police will meet with the witnesses on a voluntary basis.
This is expected to be the last step in the French inquiry before a file is submitted to the Public Prosecutor in Paris.
The file will either recommend no further action or could suggest a trial against the main suspect.