A woman and her three daughters have been stabbed in a French resort for being ‘scantily dressed’.
An eight-year-old girl was left fighting for her life after the
attack in the Garde-Colombe in the Hautes-Alpes region of Southern
The man is believed to have attacked the three girls outside the
family’s apartment before entering the building and attacking the
Jean-Marc Duprat, a deputy mayor for the town of Laragne-Monteglin in
the Hautes-Alpes region said the suspect, who is not related to them,
was upset they were wearing shorts and T-shirts.
He’s believed to have met the family earlier in the week and was staying next door.
The girls are believed to be aged eight, 12 and 14 while their mother
is 46. The knifeman is alleged to have fled the scene by car before
Amaury Navarranne from the regional council said: ‘The religious motive of the attack is in no doubt.
Meanwhile prosecutors said details were still ‘very vague’ and investigations were continuing.
The mayor of the town Edmond Francou said: ‘I was called around
9.45am to the holiday village next to the town hall because there had
been a fight between two tenants in neighbouring apartments.
‘There was a crowd. That’s when I found a lady with three daughters who had stab injuries. They were lying on chairs.’
French media says that the man is of Moroccan descent and is 37 years
old. It is also reported that he is known by police for previous