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Suspect in France shooting of UK girl charged with murder

BREST (AFP) – The suspect accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old British girl in France and gravely wounding her parents has been charged with murder and remanded in custody, a prosecutor said on Monday.

The shooting followed a long-running feud between neighbours in the isolated French hamlet of Saint-Herbot, Plonevez-du-Faou, the prosecutor said.

A 70-year-old Dutch man, named as Dirk R, allegedly opened fire on the British family around 10pm on Saturday, killing the girl and leaving her 50-year-old father with a serious head wound.

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