Man kills ex-wife and takes body to police

Police in western France had to deal with a "rare" incident this week when a man murdered his ex-wife, stuffed her body into the boot of his car and drove to a police station to report his crime.

A 41-year-old man drove to the police station in the city of Rennes, western France told officers he had killed is ex-wife and that her body was in the boot of his car. 

Police immediately searched the vehicle and found the body of the man's ex-wife curled up in the boot.

According to the local police commander Marc Guillemois the man was “calm and serein”.

“This is a very rare incident,” he added.

According to reports he strangled his ex-wife in the hall of her apartment on Tuesday with a metal cable.

He is believed to have stayed with her body for two hours before taking it to the police station, so his children would not see it.

The suspect, who is an Algerian national, was known to police for threats and violence towards his ex-wife.

The couple divorced in 2014 but he still visited her apartment to visit his children.

He has been placed in custody and faces life imprisonment.


Pensioner held over murder on French nudist beach

A 75-year-old man has been arrested in France over a murder on a well-known nudist beach outside the southeastern city of Lyon, prosecutors said.

Pensioner held over murder on French nudist beach

The victim, aged 46, was killed on Saturday at the La Mama beach on a lake in the Lyon suburb of Miribel, regional prosecutors said.

The 75-year-old is suspected of shooting the victim multiple times in the bushes nearby following a dispute that arose after the younger man allegedly exposed himself in front of a woman, they added.

The regional daily Le Progres said that the suspect is a member of a shooting club and legally possesses a calibre 22 rifle. The victim was known to the police, it said.

The Le Parisien daily added that according to its information the victim had been a cause of trouble on the beach all Saturday morning with tensions rising to a peak when he began to masturbate in front of a woman.

An altercation ensued at which point the septuagenarian reached for his gun.

Le Progres said that at the peak of the summer season the beach — well known to Lyon’s inhabitants — was operating as normal on Sunday.

Participants in the World Naked Bike Ride France arrived even as police carried out investigations and images showed naked bathers enjoying the hot weather.