Mum and three daughters stabbed in France for being 'too scantily dressed'

A mother and her three daughters have been stabbed in France for apparently being too 'scantily dressed'.

An eight-year-old girl is said to be fighting for her life after suffering a punctured lung in the knife attack in the Hautes-Alpes region.

The mum, aged 46, and her two older daughters, aged 12 and 14,were taken to hospital but are believed to have minor injuries.

Police said a 37-year-old man - thought to be the family's neighbour - had been arrested and taken into custody.

Local reports suggested the family had been targeted for the way they were dressed.

Town mayor Edmond Francou said: "The motive of the attack is still unclear."