British Alps massacre victim named

British Alps massacre victim named

A gendarme blocks access to the site where four people were shot dead near Chevaline in the French Alps (AP)

Gendarmes guard the camp where the British family were holidaying at Saint Jorioz, near Annecy (AP)

A car drives through the entrance of the campground where the British family were holidaying in Saint Jorioz, near Annecy (AP)

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A four-year-old British girl was found alive underneath the bodies of her parents around eight hours after a brutal massacre in the Alps, French authorities have said.

And a seven-year-old girl, thought to be her sister, was found violently beaten and is fighting for her life.

The four-year-old lay undiscovered as police waited for forensic experts to arrive at the scene from Paris.

A man and two women - believed to be the girls' mother, father and an older relative - were in the British-registered BMW, which was riddled with bullets.

The man was named by French media as Saad al-Hilli, from Claygate, near Esher in Surrey.

Mr al-Hilli, in his fifties, had been behind the wheel at the time of the attack.

Surrey Police said it was assisting the French authorities and liaising with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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