A young girl is fighting for her life after being knifed in a tourist destination popular with British holidaymakers – because of the way she was dressed.The eight-year-old is said to be in a critical condition after the attack in Laragne in Hautes-Alpes, in southern France. She was air-lifted to a nearby hospital in Grenoble with a punctured lung.
According to police the knifeman fled the scene immediately after the attack, which took place on Tuesday around 10am local time. Police confirmed a 37-year-old man – said to be of Moroccan origin – was later arrested.
The schoolgirl’s 46-year-old mother and two sisters, aged 12 and 14, were all stabbed while holidaying at the resort. Eyewitnesses claim the group were eating breakfast when the attacker struck, being reportedly set upon by the knifeman for being “scantily dressed”.
The weather in the region, a popular holiday destination for British tourists, is around 86 degrees fahrenheit. The 37-year-old, who is also thought to be on holiday at the VVF Villages Lagrand resort, remains in police custody.