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It is unclear if Eric Maillaud's belief is based on crime scene analysis or if Surrey police have found anything significant in Al Saad family home.
The first witness at the murder scene after three members of the al-Hilli family were killed in the French Alps has told the BBC he faced a "dilemma" at whether to leave a girl who had been injured in the attack.
Brett Martin said:
Brett Martin, the first witness on the scene at the al-Hilli family shootings in the French Alps has told the BBC that his opinion "slowly changed" from whether it was a car accident or a shooting.
Mr Martin said he saw the car running and moved the cyclist out of the way of the car. He said he realised that the injuries "did not match the body". He said:
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Price from Surrey Police told the press today that the investigation into the murder of three members of the al-Hilli family will be lead by French police.
Mr Price said that there would be "inevitable complexities and challenges" of different languages and legal systems, but said that this had been "overcome".
French prosecutor Eric Maillaud, in charge of the investigation into the al-Hilli family shootings told the press that "there were no problems" between UK and French jurisdictions during his visit to the UK today.
Mr Maillaud said the visit would help "reinforce cooperation and understanding" and would help to find a resolution to the investigation.
French prosecutor rules out robbery or carjacking as cause for the Alps massacre, saying its origins "without doubt" in the UK.
Eric Maillaud says Annecy was merely the setting for the murder of Saad Al Hilli, his wife, mother-in-law and a passing French cyclist
France's state prosecutor Eric Maillaud spoke ahead of his visit to the UK today, to assist in the al-Hilli family shootings investigation in which three people were shot dead in the French Alps.
Mr Maillaud said there were three possible theories to explain the killings, as investigators wait to speak to the seven-year-old girl who survived the accident. Mr Maillaud told a press conference in the French city Annecy:
A French prosecutor and judge are due to arrive in the UK in order to liaise with police teams in the UK in the investigation into the al-Hilli family shootings, Surrey Police have said in a statement. Surrey police said:
The seven-year-old girl, whose family was shot dead by a gunman in the French Alps could have been left blinded, according to The Telegraph.
Zainab al-Hilli survived the attack despite being shot in the shoulder and pistol-whipped around the head, bu there are concerns her health is deteriorating.
The facial injuries were reportedly so horrific that she could lose her sight in one eye. A police source was quoted as saying of Zainab:
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Brett Martin, the first witness who found the British family in the Alps has described the moment he came across the attack.
A friend of the al-Hilli family has said he believes he could assist the investigation into the fatal shootings of the three family members.