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Salah Abdeslam: Paris attacks suspect handed over to French authorities

Abdeslam is suspected of playing a key role in November's attacks. Credit: ITV News

Key Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been handed over to French authorities, Belgian prosecutors have said.

The transfer took place in secret in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to Belgian publication La Derniere Heure.

According to the French public prosecutor Abdeslam arrived in France at 7.05am GMT.

He will appear before French magistrates later today and the prosecutor will request that he be held in custody, a statement from the prosecutor said.

Abdeslam was arrested in Belgium last month.

He is suspected of playing a key role in November's terrorist attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed.