Police quiz missing bellboy in Michaela murder probe
The bellboy at Legends Hotel who disappeared from Mauritius before he could give evidence at Michaela McAreavey's murder trial has returned to the island to speak with detectives involved in the new probe into her death.
Mr Bhujun could not be found when he was called in May to give evidence against his two work colleagues Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon who were on trial for Michaela's murder.
After the two suspects were acquitted following an eight-week trial, police in Mauritius launched a new investigation into the killing of the 27 year-old school teacher.
It is understood that Mr Bhujun had been working on a cruise ship when he was informed by family members recently that police were keen to speak to him about what he had seen on the day Michaela was strangled to death.
He arrived back in Mauritius on Monday to make a statement to police.
Although Mr Bhujun provided a statement to police at the time of the murder, they hope he will be able to give them new information that could lead to Michaela's killer or killers.
Mr Bhujun was the first person to arrive at the murder scene when John screamed for help after he found his wife's body. Seconds earlier the bellboy had opened the door of the bedroom for John who did not have a key.
On Monday a lawyer for one of the men acquitted of murder said that Mr Bhujun should be able to provide "material evidence which can assist the inquiry".
Michaela and John were on honeymoon in Mauritius when she was murdered. She had gone to their hotel room to collect a biscuit to have with a cup of tea when she was attacked.
When she failed to return John went to their room but was unable to get in. He went to hotel reception to ask for a key and Mr Bhujun accompanied him to the room to let him in.
After opening the door Mr Bhujun began to walk back to reception. Moments later he heard John shouting for help and he went back to the room where he saw Michaela's body.
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