Scottish Daily Mail

Biker is cleared over Alps killings


A BIKER sought by police for two years over the murders of a British family in the French Alps has been ruled out as a suspect.

The motorcycli­st was spotted near the scene where Saad Al-Hilli, 50, and his wife Iqbal, 47, from Claygate, Surrey, were shot dead alongside her mother and a French cyclist on September 5, 2012.

Police issued an artist’s impression of the biker in 2013. But detectives say he has finally been identified and has been ruled out as the murderer.

The man, who has not been named, is from Lyon, eastern France, and was in the Alps for a paraglidin­g trip.

Lead prosecutor Eric Maillaud last year described the murders as ‘the perfect crime’ and admitted those responsibl­e may never be caught.

Mr Al-Hilli’s brother Zaid and former French policeman Eric Devouassou­x were arrested but were both released without charge.

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