Arrest in unsolved case of three Britons and cyclist shot dead in Alps in 2012

A person has been arrested in the unsolved case of three British people and a cyclist shot dead in the French Alps more than nine years ago.
Saad al-Hilli, 50, was gunned down with his wife Iqbal, 47, and mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, as they tried to drive away from a village near Lake Annecy on 5 September 2012.

The al-Hilli’s two daughters Zeena, four, and Zainab, seven, were also caught up in the shooting, but survived.
French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, 45, died after he was shot seven times at point-blank range.
The prosecutor in Annecy said today that an arrest has been made, and French media are reporting house searches are taking place.


It comes after police returned to examine the scene of the murders in October last year.

No one has ever been charged in relation to the murders, which prompted a search of the family’s home in Claygate, Surrey.

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Last year, detectives were investigating a possible link between the al-Hilli deaths and a gang of contract killers living in Paris.
One of the gang members was found to have pistol rounds similar to the ones fired from the gun that killed the victims.

Source : Sky News