Cork gardai question Briton

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An English man living in west Cork was last night being questioned in Cork over the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, 38, the wife of a French film producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier, in December 1996.

Mrs du Plantier was apparently killed when a concrete block was dropped on her head crushing her skull, two days after she arrived from France to spend Christmas at the Du Plantiers' holiday home near Goleen in west Cork, an area she had visited since her teens. Her body was found the following morning lying in the gateway to her home by elderly neighbours. A file was sent to the Irish Director of Prosecutions after gardai last February interviewed a man with a house near the Du Plantiers' holiday home, but no charge was brought at that time.

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