Mother and three daughters stabbed 'for being inappropriately dressed'
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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
being arrested.

French gendarmes patrol on the road, on December 8, 2015 in La Mole, near Saint-Tropez, southeastern France, as they search for the man who injured a French police officer and killed another in Cavalaire the day before. The alleged suspect of the shooting is still sought. / AFP / Jean-Christophe MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
Police are investigating the incident and allegations that he targeted them because of their clothing (Picture: Getty)

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.

NON EXCLUSIVE PICTURE: MATRIXPICTURES.CO.UK PLEASE CREDIT ALL USES UK AND AUSTRALIAN RIGHTS ONLY A man has stabbed four people from one family on Tuesday morning, at around 10.30, at the VVF holiday village in Lagrand in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeastern France. Two families, that of the alleged perpetrator and the victims, were on holiday at the same place. Four people were injured, two seriously. An 8 year-old girl was evacuated to a hospital in Grenoble. A woman was rushed to hospital and psychological unit has been set up for the other site guests. The circumstances surrounding the incident are as yet unclear. JULY 19th 2016 REF: MXP 162357 PHOTOPQR/LE DAUPHINE
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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