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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.

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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.

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