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A Foreign Office spokesman said, "We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in France and we stand ready to provide consular assistance".
A British father being question in France on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children had reportedly been living in France for 10 years.
It is thought that his French wife came to pick up the little girl and her older brother when he failed to return the children yesterday, following their visit.
According to reports, a knife was recovered from the murder scene.
Everton has thanked its fans their support after manager David Moyes' last game at club:
A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire is to appeal against the length of her sentence, her lawyer said today.
Mairead Philpott, 32, was jailed alongside her husband Mick Philpott at Nottingham Crown Court last month after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Jade Philpott and her brothers John, Jack, Jesse, Jayden and Duwayne.
Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, defence barrister Shaun Smith QC said of her jail-term: "We think it was too long and we are going to the Court of Appeal to see whether or not we can persuade the Court of Appeal to reduce the sentence.
"She was instrumental in killing six children, but we feel as though her role in the killing of the six children was not as substantial as the trial judge has assessed".
Manchester United said Sir Alex Ferguson's "incredible era ends with an extraordinary game" after the team drew 5-5 with West Bromwich Albion:
Manchester United have drawn 5-5 against West Bromwich in both manager Sir Alex Ferguson and midfielder Paul Scholes' final game at the club.
Arsenal has qualified for the Champions League after winning 1-0 against Newcastle United at St James's Park.
Chelsea has won 2-1 against Everton in David Moyes' last game as manager before he goes to Manchester United next season.
The family of one of the teenage victims killed in a car crash in Swindon yesterday has been taken by police officers to the scene of the tragedy.
18-year-old Shaya Rae Leigh was killed after the car they were travelling in plunged into undergrowth at the side of a road in Swindon, police said. Her family today laid floral tributes at the spot.
Inspector Paul Longden from Wiltshire Police escorted the relatives. He said: “We have appointed family liaison officers to help the families through this terrible time and Shaya’s family asked their officer if they could go to the place where the car left the road.
"The family spent about 25 minutes at the scene”.
Police have appealed to the public not to attempt to stop on the A419 because of the risk of a serious accident on the busy dual carriageway.
Midfielder Paul Scholes has been brought on as a substitute in Manchester United's match against West Brom.
This is Scholes' 718th and final game before his retirement.
He was booked for "unsporting behaviour" following a tackle on Claudio Yacob.