The father of Nicola Furlong says his priority is clearing his daughter’s name in Japan

The father of Nicola Furlong says his priority is clearing his daughter's name in Japan.

19 year old Richard Hinds, from Memphis, Tennessee in the US, is accused of killing the 21-year-old from Wexford in a Tokyo hotel room in May last year.

His trial is continuing today - and has heard evidence from medical experts and from the defendants' former girlfriend.

Speaking from Tokyo, Andrew Furlong says life is very hard for his other daughter Andrea and his wife Angela since Nicola's death: