THE step-father of missing Amy Fitzpatrick has been granted bail to go to Spain for a fortnight in September, despite objections from Irish police.
David Mahon, 44, is charged with the murder of Amy’s brother Dean in Dublin in May 2013.
However, in March this year he married their mother, Audrey Fitzpatrick, in a ceremony in Ireland, attended by press photographers.
And he has now been granted permission by the Central Criminal Court to go to Spain from September 1 to 15, on the condition he provided Irish police with the address and keeps his mobile on him at all times.
Sergeant Carroll opposed the decision, telling the Judge that Mahon was a ‘flight risk’.
Mahon previously visited Spain for a vigil to mark the anniversary of Amy’s disappearance last September, but the court heard that since then his bail conditions have been relaxed.
The murder trial is due to begin on April 25 next year.
Father-of-one, Dean Fitzpatrick died from a stab wound sustained during an altercation with Mahon, after allegedly confronting him over the whereabouts of his sister.
Amy has not been seen since she vanished from Calahonda on January 1 2008, when she was 15 years old.
Audrey became engaged to Mahon eight years ago, but Amy’s disappearance from La Cala de Mijas put the plans on hold.