British Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts
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France shootings: British officials 'with four-year-old'

Three of the four victims of a shooting in the French Alps were shot in the head, a French prosecutor has said.

A man, named by UK neighbours as Saad al-Hilli, 50, from Surrey, and an elderly woman were found dead in a car. A French cyclist, found nearby, was also shot dead.

Mr al-Hilli's wife was also killed, and a daughter, four, hid in the car for eight hours before police found her.

Another daughter was found near the car with serious injuries. She has been taken to hospital in Grenoble.

Speaking shortly after his arrival, British Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts said British Consular staff were with the four-year-old.

  • 06 Sep 2012
  • From the section UK
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