• Short Summary

    TWO BOYS AND A GIRL, WHO WERE KIDNAPPED NEAR POITIERS ON MONDAY WERE FOUND EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) ALIVE AND WELL PLAYING BY A ROADSIDE NEAR BORDEAUX.

  • Description

    TWO BOYS AND A GIRL, WHO WERE KIDNAPPED NEAR POITIERS ON MONDAY WERE FOUND EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) ALIVE AND WELL PLAYING BY A ROADSIDE NEAR BORDEAUX. THEIR DISCOVERY BROUGHT RELIEF TO A LARGE CONTINGENT OF POLICE AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE BEEN COMBING THE COUNTRYSIDE ALL WEEK IN SEARCH OF THE CHILDREN.

    THE SEARCH INTENSIFIED AFTER A SERIES OF NOTES WERE SENT BY THE KIDNAPPERS DEMANDING A MILLION FRANCS (ABOUT GBP70,000 STERLING) FROM THE VILLAGE OF MEDELLE WHERE THE CHILDREN LIVED. THE NOTE THREATENED THAT THE THREE CHILDREN WOULD BE KILLED IF THE POLICE SEARCH WAS NOT CALLED OFF.

    THE THREE CHILDREN, PATRICK GUILLON 5, HIS SISTER CHRISTINE, 6 AND 5-YEAR-OLD NOEL BIET WERE KIDNAPPED WHILE ON THEIR WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL. WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE DISCOVERED THIS MORNING THEY SAID THEY HAD BEEN DRIVEN TO THE SPOT BY A MAN AND A WOMAN.

    THE SEARCH WAS PERSONALLY DIRECTED BY M. ROGER FREY, THE FRENCH MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR. TAKING PART WERE 600 POLICE, TROOPS AND SKINDIVERS WHO THOROUGHLY SEARCHED THE AREA AROUND THE VILLAGE, WHILE A CLOSE WATCH WAS KEPT ON AIRPORTS, PORTS AND FRONTIERS IN CASE THE KIDNAPPERS SHOULD TRY TO SMUGGLE THE CHILDREN OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

    THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR KIDNAPPING IN FRANCE IS LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZGSKBIUYHGHWTFU5VC5T3NC6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZGSKBIUYHGHWTFU5VC5T3NC6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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