Paris killer 'talked of wanting to kill police officers on Telegram'

Paris killer 'talked of wanting to kill police officers on Telegram'

Champs Elysees killer Karim Cheurfi had been detained only last month, it has emerged, after informants said he was '...

By Dave Burke and Sam Tonkin and Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline Published: 22:18, 20 April 2017 | Updated: 10:49, 21 April 2017 433 View comments Champs-Elysees killer Karim Cheurfi had been detained only last month, it has emerged, after informants said he was 'seeking to obtain weapons to kill policemen' French security services are today facing troubling questions as to how they failed to prevent an ISIS gunman from slaughtering one policeman and wounding two other officers when he was already on a terror watch list. Champs-Elysees killer Karim Cheurfi had been detained only last month, it has emerged, after informants said he was 'seeking to obtain weapons to kill policemen'. But the 39-year-old, who used the war name 'Abu Yousuf the Belgian', had to be released because anti-terror police did not have enough evidence to hold him.  The homegrown fanatic, who officials confirmed was a French national despite his nickname, had also been released early from prison – where it is thought he was radicalised – having been jailed for 20 years in 2005 for trying to kill two policemen... Read more (4 min reading time!)

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