French prosecutor says al-Hilli Alps shootings' origin lies in the UK
By mattcollison | Thursday, September 13, 2012, 16:59
THE French prosecutor investigating the al-Hilli shootings in the French Alps has spoken outside Woking police station of the inquiry.
Eric Maillaud said the origin of the Al-Hilli killings lies in the UK.
Eric Maillaud arrived with the French judge Michel Mollin leading the inquiry into the killings of Saad al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, her mother and a French cyclist near Lake Annecy.
The pair met Surrey Police officers today (Sepember 13) at Woking Police Station to discuss the investigation.
Briefing reporters outside the Station Approach building, Mr Maillaud said he believes the causes and origins of the deaths lay in the UK.
Meanwhile, the English cyclist Brett Martin has spoken of how he saw seven-year-old daughter Zainab stumbling around close to the BMW in which the family were gunned down.
He said how he initially thought she was playing before seeing her bloodied and bruised body.
Speaking in a BBC interview, the former RAF man described what he saw as "just like a Hollywood scene, and if someone had said 'cut' and everybody got up and walked away, that would have been it, but unfortunately it was real life... it became quite obvious, taking stock, that it was a gun crime."