French police 'release man arrested' in Alps case

A second man in custody in connection with the Alps murders has been released, according to the Guardian. However French prosecutors said the 48-year-old man was still being investigated on unrelated arms trafficking charges.

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No 'direct link' between man arrested and Alps case

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a Surrey engineer and his family, French prosecutors have said.

French prosecutor Eric Maillaud said he was released from police custody after investigators found "no direct link" between him and the events of September 5.

The searches and interviews of the last three days have not enabled us to establish a direct link between the events of 5 September 2012 and this man, a war weapons enthusiast, who looked very like the e-fit released on 4 November 2013 and who was near to the place where the incident took place when it happened.

The weapon used in the crime has not been found, neither has the helmet which featured in the e-fit, nor the motorbike described by several witnesses which investigators were looking for.

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