The flat in Lyon where the bodies of two children were found
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Briton held in France over deaths of two children

A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, according to French media reports.

The bodies of the children, aged five and 10, were discovered on Saturday afternoon in a flat in Saint-Priest, a suburb of Lyon, AFP news agency said.

Both had reportedly been killed with a knife. Prosecutors in France say the man has confessed, AFP said.

The 48-year-old divorcee had been locked in a bitter child custody battle.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 19 May 2013
  • From the section UK