Police trying to trace motorcyclist

An image of the motorcyclist police want to speak to Credit: French police handout

Police investigating the murder of a British satellite engineer gunned down in the French Alps along with his wife and mother-in-law have released an image of a male motorcyclist they want to speak to.

The French Gendarmerie have released an artist's impression of a motorcyclist they are trying to trace who was seen riding in the area between 3.15pm and 3.40pm on the day the murders took place.

They are appealing for who anyone who might recognise the man in the image to come forward.

50 year old Saad al-Hilli from Claygate in Surrey, his dentist wife Ikbal and her elderly mother Suhaila al-Allaf were murdered on a remote forest road near Lake Annecy in southern France on September 5, last year. French cyclist Sylvain Mollier was also killed.

Iraqi-born Mr al-Hilli's eldest daughter Zainab was shot, beaten and left for dead, but survived. Her four-year-old sister Zeena lay hidden under her mother's corpse and was only discovered eight hours after the murders.

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Police release Alps image

Police investigating the French Alps shooting last year - which killed 3 members of the same family and a French cyclist - have released an image of a man they want to speak to.