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.