British Mountain Biker Shot Dead By Hunter In French Alps

Chris York
A murder investigation has been launched after three people were found dead

A British mountain biker has been killed by a stray bullet while riding in woodland in the French Alps, according to the AFP news agency.

The man, 34, was cycling on a “well-used” track near Montriond, close to the Swiss border.

The 22-year-old who shot him has been taken to hospital “in shock”.

French prosecutors have launched an enquiry for “aggravated manslaughter”.

The Foreign Office confirmed the man’s death in a statement.

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