Mother and her three daughters, aged between 8 and 14, are stabbed by ‘Muslim’ man in French holiday resort because they were ‘scantily dressed’

 

  • Mother and daughters aged aged eight, 12 and 14, were stabbed on holiday
  • They were reportedly attacked because they were ‘scantily dressed’
  • The family are said to have been wearing shorts and t-shirts at the time 
  • Eight-year-old child is in a critical condition after suffering punctured lung
  • Attacker, named locally as Mohamed Boufarkouch, reportedly knew victims
  • The 37-year-old has been arrested on attempted murder and is in custody 

A mother and her three daughters were reportedly stabbed while on holiday in France because they were ‘scantily dressed’.

A knifeman attacked the woman and her three daughters, aged eight, 12, and 14, in the village of Garde-Colombe near Laragne-Monteglin, in south-east France, at around 10.30 this morning.

The attacker, named locally as Moroccan-born Mohamed Boufarkouch, was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

Local reports suggest the Boufarkouch attacked the victims because they were ‘scantily dressed’. The victims are believed to have been wearing shorts and t-shirts at the time.

A mother and her three daughters were reportedly stabbed while on holiday in France because they were 'scantily dressed'. Pictured police at the scene of the attack 

A mother and her three daughters were reportedly stabbed while on holiday in France because they were ‘scantily dressed’. Pictured police at the scene of the attack

The youngest victim, aged eight, is currently in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a punctured lung

The youngest victim, aged eight, is currently in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a punctured lung

It is also understood that the victims were known to the attacker and his family as they were staying next door to each other in the holiday camp.

The victims, who have not been named, were attacked while eating breakfast at the holiday camp.

Local mayor Edmond Francou, told Le Parisien that the attacker was on holiday with his own family, including two children, from their home in Yvelines, near Paris.

At a press conference today, the Prosecutor said so far there was no motive.

However local reports suggest the attacker had made references about the woman and children being ‘too lightly dressed’.