Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Mother and three daughters knifed by alleged Moroccan in French holiday resort for being 'scantily dressed'
Mother and three daughters knifed by alleged Moroccan in French holiday resort for being 'scantily dressed' (Mirror).
The 46-year-old woman and her three daughters - aged 14, 12 and eight - are said to have been targeted while holidaying near Laragne in Hautes-Alpes in southern France.
An eight-year-old girl is fighting for her life after a mum and her three daughters were reportedly stabbed in a French holiday resort for being 'scantily dressed'.
The French family are said to have been targeted while holidaying in Garda-Colombe in the Hautes-Alpes near Montpellier in southern France.
The 46-year-old woman and the girls - aged eight, 12 and 14 - were all attacked before the knifeman fled the scene - according to police.
The eight-year-old was airlifted to hospital in nearby Grenoble with a punctured lung and is in a critical condition.
The 37-year-old man, who is said to be of Moroccan origin, has since been arrested following the incident at around 10am local time (9am UK time) this morning.
Police say the motive for the attack remains 'vague' but local media reports state the attacker had made references to the females being 'too lightly dressed'.
Eye-witnesses said the mum and her daughters had been having breakfast when they were attacked.
Local prosecutor Raphael Balland told the AFP news agency: "The motive of the attack is very blurred." Read the full story here.