French police to search Claygate home today after family murdered
French investigators have arrived in the UK and are expected today to search the house of a Claygate family murdered in France.
The bodies of Saad Al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal and her mother were found with gunshot wounds in a BMW in a quiet French tourist spot.
Two daughters, Zeena, four, and Zaina, eight, survived the massacre. Zaina was recovering in hospital under police guard, after being shot and hit in the head.
Zeena was the only family member to come away from the shooting unhurt, although deeply shocked.
It has been reported she has been speaking to French police, who are attempting to piece together what happened.
The little girl is also under armed police guard after seeing her parents and grandmother killed in front of her.
She was found underneath her dead mother in a BWM hours after the attack near Chevaline in the French Alps, where the family had been on a caravan holiday.
French police are expected to search the house in Oaken Lane today, while details of a postmortem examination should be revealed at a press conference this afternoon.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "Surrey Police are continuing to assist the French authorities following the murder of four people near Annecy in southern France on Wednesday.
"Two of the people who were killed have now been identified by the French authorities as Mr Saad Al-Hilli and his wife Ikbal from Claygate, Surrey.
"This is a tragic incident and at this time our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those involved. This is a complex and ongoing investigation being led by the French authorities and Surrey Police are providing any assistance possible.
"As part of this, the force is facilitating a visit by French investigators to conduct inquiries in the UK. We are unable to confirm any details around the investigation and it is inappropriate to make any further comment at this time."