The captain of a fishing vessel seized by the French authorities has returned to court, the BBC reported. A British court released the captain, Sally Cahill, on Friday after she had been held for seven days. She was refused permission to leave French ports for good.
Sitting in the dock, Cahill was surrounded by French judges after more than a week of facing a French court in London. “I am glad that justice has been done and that I have been cleared of any wrong doing,” she said in a statement.
“I am grateful to the French government and the British courts, and I am pleased to be coming home to see my partner, Alan, and my children.”
A local environmental group, Cataluah, said it believed the British fishing boat, the Mister Triton, was also cited by France. The couple currently living on the island, Alex Titterington and his wife, Molly, have been granted “conditional release” on bail. They will remain in the French port of Coquelles until their court appearance on Jan. 18.
The French authorities have alleged that the Triton had illegally poached in a restricted area, while the UK government denies any wrongdoing.
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