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Salah Abdeslam charged with terrorist offences

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam Credit: ITV News

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged with terrorist offences on Wednesday - hours after being handed over to French authorities.

Abdeslam is suspected of playing a key role in November's terrorist attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed.

He has now been charged with belonging to a terrorist organisation, murder, kidnap and possession of weapons and explosives.

Abdeslam, who was arrested in Brussels on March 18, is to be put in solitary confinement, according to his lawyer.