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French Alps murders: Man arrested over Al-Hilli killings bailed

  • 25 June 2013
  • From the section Surrey
Zaid al Hilli.
Image caption Zaid al-Hilli previously denied any feud with his brother Saad

A 54-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of his brother and three other people in the French Alps has been released on bail.

Zaid al-Hilli was arrested in Chessington on Monday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

He has been released on bail until 31 July, pending further inquiries.

Saad al-Hilli and his wife Iqbal, from Claygate, Surrey, her mother Suhaila al-Allaf and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier were shot on 5 September.

The family were on holiday by Lake Annecy when they were attacked.

Mr Al-Hilli has previously denied being involved in a feud with his brother.

Two judges in Annecy are investigating phone calls made to and from his home in the three-week period before his brother and family left for a holiday, the BBC's Christian Fraser, in Paris, reported.

About 100 British and French police officers are investigating the deaths.

Mr and Mrs al-Hilli's daughters survived the shooting.

Four-year-old Zeena was discovered under her mother's body inside the family car, eight hours later.

Her seven-year-old sister Zainab was found with serious head injuries after being shot and beaten.

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