Ian Bailey, the former chief suspect in the unsolved murder case of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, spent the past week in Bantry General Hospital for medical treatment related to ‘heart irregularities.’
Bailey confirmed his hospitalization, stating that he underwent procedures due to cardiac problems on his doctor’s advice. He expressed how the stress and pressure associated with his connection to the murder case have affected his health.
Although Bailey was not charged in Ireland for the murder, he was tried in absentia in France and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Despite the rejection of the French extradition request, Bailey remains apprehensive about leaving Ireland due to an outstanding European Arrest Warrant and fears potential arrest if he returns to England.