14 May 2024

Manhunt underway after French prison officers killed in ambush

Home Affairs Correspondent

A huge manhunt is underway in northern France after two prison officers were shot dead when their prison van was ambushed – three other guards were left seriously hurt.

An inmate, Mohammed Amra, who is known as ‘The Fly’, was being transported between the Normandy towns of Rouen and Evreux and escaped when the armed group launched their attack.

The French Prime Minister said no effort would be spared to track them down.