French police have formally identified the murderous Nice attacker

13709895_1181669775208141_5684796154772504352_n

The driver had previously been said to be a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man…

French police have formally identified the man who drove a truck through Nice and killed more than 80 people.

The man, who had previously been said by unofficial sources to be a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man, drove for hundreds of metres along the famous Promenade des Anglais on the seafront, before he was shot dead by police.

He had previously been identified from papers found in the cab of the lorry, which was filled with grenades and firearms, according to local reports. Those papers suggested that the man was a resident of Nice, the same reports said.

The suspect was known to police in connection with common law crimes but not to French intelligence services, reports had previously said.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve had previously said that identification of the criminal was in progress during a press conference at the scene, and said he had refused to confirm reports that an ID card was found.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: