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Danielle’s family “resolute and strong” 16.07.17

THE family of Danielle McLaughlin remain "resolute and strong" as they seek justice for the young backpacker four months after her murder in India, their solicitor has said.
However, Desmond Doherty said that due to the "horrific nature" of the crime, he expected the Indian legal process to be "slow and deliberate".
And he said Danielle's family in Buncrana shortly expect to receive the results of the second post mortem, carried out by Irish state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy.
He also revealed that witness statements and footage of “evidential value” were obtained after a global appeal for information, and these will be presented to Indian prosecutors.
Danielle's body was found in the Canacona area of the west India coastal resort on March 14, the day after she attended Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colours.
The former student, who was born in Scotland and raised in Buncrana, set off on her travels the previous month telling friends she planned to study yoga and Ayurveda in India.
A 24-year old Goa man is currently in custody awaiting trial on rape and murder charges.
Derry-based Mr Doherty said the family had received assistance from both the Irish and British consular services since the tragic incident.
"The British Consulate have a ‘Murder and Manslaughter' department who have been of invaluable assistance to date," he said.
He said he closely monitors "all developments" in Goa with the assistance of the family's Indian lawyer Vikram Varma, police and consulate services.
Danielle McLaughlin.
Meanwhile, friends have organised two major events in Buncrana to raise funds for the ongoing 'Truth for Danielle' campaign. They include a country dance this Thursday, July 20 and a 5K Colour Run/Walk on the afternoon of July 29. The country dance, with David Craig and David James, will take place at the Plaza (doors open 8pm) with the colour run beginning at the Shore Front at 1pm.
A #TruthForDanielle wristband campaign is also underway with colourful bracelets on sale at many outlets in Buncrana.
Mr Doherty added: "Danielle's family remain resolute and strong in this difficult time and place their faith in the rule of law and the ultimate goal of seeking the truth. Without truth for Danielle there can be no justice for her mother and family," added Mr Doherty. For details of the two fundraising events, click here .
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