Alps police sketch led to arrest of 48-year-old man

Police issued this sketch last year. Credit: Police

When the police issued the above photo-fit image last year, they received around 100 phone calls from the public.

A number of those phone calls led them to the 48-year-old man they now have in custody - someone who has spent 20 years as a police officer, acting more as a traffic officer than a criminal officer.

He left the police force in 2013 and has since gone on to work in the security industry in Switzerland.

A large number of guns and grenades have been seized from properties linked to the man since his arrest.


French police release man held over Alps murders

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of Saad al-Hilli and his family, French prosecutors have said. The 48-year-old has been released from police custody.