Dad faces child deaths charges

A British father living in France is due to be formally charged with killing his two young children. Julian Stevenson was arrested after the bodies of his five-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were found in a flat in Lyon.

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British father alleged to have killed his children is named

A British father is due to appear in court in France today, where he is expected to be formally charged with slitting the throats of his two young children.

Julian Stevenson, 47, is alleged to have killed his daughter, five, and son, 10.

He was entrusted with them for the first time since separating from his French wife.

It is thought she discovered the bloody scene when she arrived at his flat on Saturday afternoon and found her former husband standing on the stairway in blood-stained clothes

Reports suggested she had gone to his home, in Saint-Priest, to the south-east of Lyon, after he failed to return the children following the visit.

Stevenson was held after witnesses reportedly spotted him fleeing the area on roller skates and taken into custody on Saturday evening.

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Knife 'recovered' after children killed in France

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.

Foreign Office 'to provide assistance' in France case

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has been arrested on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children in France.

The bodies of the children, said to be aged five and 10, were discovered in a flat near Lyon yesterday afternoon, according to local reports.

We understand that a British national has been arrested in France. We’re in contact with the French authorities and await the outcome of their investigation. We stand ready to provide consular assistance.

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Briton 'looking after children for first time'

Father being questioned in France on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children. Credit: Reuters

A British father is being questioned in France on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children, local police said.

The man who has not been named, was taken into custody yesterday evening following a manhunt.

A police source said: "We believe the man was looking after the children for the first time since he divorced his wife.

"He was arrested at the end of yesterday afternoon".

Woman spots former husband with 'blood-stained clothes'

French news reports claimed the 48-year-old man was arrested after his former wife spotted him on the stairs to his flat with blood-stained clothes. Several witnesses reportedly spotted the man fleeing the scene, in Saint-Priest, a suburb to the south-east of Lyon, on roller skates.

Saint-Priest, a suburb to the south-east of Lyon Credit: Google Map

He and his ex-wife were said to have recently gone through a difficult divorce. The father was reportedly taken into custody following a manhunt yesterday evening.

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