Funeral of French student murdered in London

13th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

SAINT-GERMER-DE-FLY, France, Sept 13 (AFP) - Some 700 people turned out on Monday in northern France to pay their last respects to 22-year-old French student Amelie Delagrange, who was murdered in London last month.

SAINT-GERMER-DE-FLY, France, Sept 13 (AFP) - Some 700 people turned out on Monday in northern France to pay their last respects to 22-year-old French student Amelie Delagrange, who was murdered in London last month.  

Family, friends and neighbours attended the ceremony in Saint-Germer-de-Fly north of Paris. A black-and-white photo of the young woman was placed atop the casket. Her remains were due to be cremated later in the day.  

A passer-by found Delagrange, who had suffered serious head injuries, in Twickenham Green park, southwest London, on the night of August 19. The French woman later died in hospital.  

Delagrange, who had trained to be a secretary, had gone to Britain in April to improve her spoken English.   

British police said investigators were examining possible links between the killing and other attacks of the same kind in the same area of London, including the murder of a 19-year-old woman in February 2003.

© AFP

 

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