Boar hunter guns down sniffly OAP

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A HUNTER shot and killed an el­derly man suf­fer­ing with a cold – af­ter he mis­took the codger’s snif­fling for the snuf­fling of a WILD BOAR!

The un­named hunter, who is in his 30s, fired three times at an ob­ject he saw mov­ing in a wood in Seil­lons-Source-d’Ar­gent in south­ern France.

But the tar­get turned out to be an OAP in his 70s who had been bat­tling a head cold.

The hunter was taken into po­lice cus­tody and breathal­ysed but the test showed he had not been drink­ing al­co­hol.

Ivan Auriel, a lo­cal pros­e­cu­tor, said: “We are cur­rently try­ing to find out what ex­actly hap­pened.

“We have not so far de­ter­mined what the real in­ten­tions of the killer were.”

Po­lice have opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death.

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