Andre Bamberski outside court in France
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Kidnapped German doctor to face killing trial in France

A German doctor who was the victim of a mysterious kidnapping has gone on trial in France accused of the death of his stepdaughter in 1982.

Dieter Krombach, 75, was cleared of killing his 14-year-old stepdaughter Kalinka in Germany but later convicted in France in 1995 in his absence.

That verdict was later judged unfair.

In 2009, Dr Krombach was abducted and left near a French court with a head injury. The victim's father, Andre Bamberski, is accused of his kidnap.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 31 Mar 2011