Frenchman arrested after British expat found in well

Published:  11 Apr at 9 AM
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Police have arrested a frenchman on suspicion of murdering his British neighbour and then disposing of the body in a well in Normandy.

The British expat originally from London has been named as David King, aged 70. He hadn’t been seen by anyone for the past six months.

After he retired from his job as an engineer 15 years ago, he moved to the south west of Caen, to the charming hamlet of Pierres.

It is thought that Mr King got into a fight about money with one of his friends, aged 28, on 27 October when he visited for tea.

The Caen prosecutor, Carole Etiene, said that this man had admitted to the argument and disposing of the body down the well however they have yet to found out the actual cause of death. Due to the presence of clues considered unusual, the case is no longer a missing person’s enquiry and they are now looking at manslaughter. He went on the say that the identity of the suspect has not yet been made public.

Mr King kept in touch with his family regularly however lived alone at his house in France. He suffered from a heart condition and people were concerned that he might have been without his medication.

The Lucie Blackman trusts and other international organisation have been trying to solve his mysterious disappearance which has caused fear amongst other British expats living in the area.

Autopsy results are due to be released on Friday.
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