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Alps murders: Brother is bailed

The brother of a British engineer who was shot dead with his wife and mother-in-law in the French Alps has been bailed after being arrested and questioned by police. Zaid Hilli was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

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French police: Victim's brother has questions to answer

Sources on the French side of the team investigating the murders say it is a matter of asking questions of Zaid Al-Hilli on his feud with his brother, their father's inheritance and their father's money in Switzerland.

He is in custody as a result of moving from being a witness to a suspect. We are told they have no more elements of proof at this stage.

On Wednesday it was made very clear that Zaid Al-Hilli was not a suspect, although I was told "this could change at any time".

Read: Police question French Alps shooting victim's brother

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