Michaela McAreavey murder trial hears claims of fabricated confession

The trial into the murder of Michaela McAreavey has heard that police fabricated a confession made by one of the two hotel workers accused of killing her.

Senior investigating officer Luciano Gerard, is facing allegations that he meshed together a statement by Avinash Treebhoowoon with that of another hotel worker.

But chief inspector Gerard is rejecting the claims.

Hotel workers Sandeep Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon both deny murdering the daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte while she was on her honeymoon last January.

The trial has so far heard from 12 witnesses - with at least 40 more due from both the prosecution and the defence.