Left Menu
Development News Edition

Frenchman arrested in Scotland for family murders is not wanted fugitive - source

Reuters | Edinburgh | Updated: 12-10-2019 17:34 IST | Created: 12-10-2019 17:14 IST
Frenchman arrested in Scotland for family murders is not wanted fugitive - source
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

A Frenchman arrested on Friday in Scotland is not the man suspected of killing his entire family in 2011, a French police source said on Saturday. The man had been arrested at Glasgow airport on suspicion that he was Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, who disappeared more than eight years ago, over his suspected involvement in the deaths of his wife and their four children in the western city of Nantes and has been sought by police ever since.

"DNA checks have shown that the man arrested in Glasgow is not Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes," the police source told Reuters, confirming a BFM television report. French media had earlier on Saturday reported that the man's fingerprints had only partially matched those of the alleged assailant, while neighbors interviewed by television stations had said they had no doubt it was not de Ligonnes.

The mystery has transfixed France. De Ligonnes' disappearance has long stumped investigators, leading some to speculate that he has died. Scottish police had confirmed that a suspect was detained on Friday, although they did not give details of his identity.

Also Read: Fugitive Frenchman wanted over family murders arrested in Scotland



Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...


Latest News

Congress condemns 'expulsion' of Rajya Sabha MPs

Congress party on Monday condemned the brazen and undemocratic manner in which members of the Rajya Sabha were expelled from the House and said that the party will protest to restore the status quo. Addressing a press conference with party ...

Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide

Police in the Spanish capital and its surrounding towns are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighbourhoods that have been partially locked down to stem Europes fastest coronavirus spread. The police controls began on...

Sebi must blacklist board members, officials found guilty of governance deficit: Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy on Monday suggested that market regulator Sebi must blacklist board members and officials found guilty of governance deficit, and the compensation paid to them be recovered. Murthy also asserted that s...

COVID rules for pubs to change soon, UK minister says

Changes will be brought in to COVID-related rules affecting pubs, Britains Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday.Asked whether pubs would open at the weekend, Hancock said Well be absolutely clear about changes that we need to make i...

Give Feedback