Mauritius DPP “wants justice” as defense lawyers claim new evidence

Lawyers for two men, acquitted of the murder of Michaela McAreavey, are today expected to say they have information which could lead to the arrest of her killer.

It comes as Michaela's husband John, his father, sister and brother-in-law, Mark Harte, arrive back in Ireland today, following the two-month-long trial in Mauritius.

On Thursday, the jury delivered a verdict of 'Not Guilty' in the trial of two men - Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea - who were accused of murdering the 27 year old Tyrone woman, while she was on honeymoon last January at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius.

Last night, the Mauritius Director of Public Prosecutions said he wanted justice for the Harte family and therefore there would be an "independent fact finding commission" to determine what happened. Today, the defence lawyers are expected to say they have information that may help.

Meanwhile, the Harte and Mc Areavey families are today appealing for privacy, saying they do not want to discuss the outcome of the trial.