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French police 'identify second Normandy church attacker'

Members of the French special police force conduct a raid on an address on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

The second knifeman who murdered a French priest in Normandy has been identified by investigators, according to a judicial source.

They claim the second attacker was Abdel Malik P, and the delay in identifying the 19-year-old was caused by ongoing DNA tests.

Malik P's identity card was alleged to have been found at the home of the other teenage assailant, Adel Kermiche.

Kermiche was a convicted terrorist and served time in prison for twice attempting to reach Syria.

He was on probation and wearing an electronic tag when he and Malik P killed Father Jacques Hamel and seriously wounded a member of his congregation after storming a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

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