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Events in Mauritius are a farce

THE investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey has moved from tragedy to outrage to farce. The latest incident occurred yesterday when an arrested newspaper editor collapsed at a court hearing, sparking a further series of dramatic headlines.

Hours later a Mauritian diplomat suggested that a second trial may be possible if new evidence emerges.

But, a week after two men were cleared of killing Michaela, little appears certain.

The notion of justice for a murdered young woman now appears to have been lost amid courtroom theatrics, claims of police brutality and the publication of grisly and salacious pictures.

As the chaos continues on the holiday island, Michaela's killer remains free and the agony for her husband John and her family continues.

Justice has not been served. The Mauritian authorities must now take a firm grip on this matter.