Police at London home of Saad al-Hilli
Police at London home of Saad al-Hilli

A man has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the bank accounts of Saad al-Hilli, the British holidaymaker who was shot dead along with his family in the French Alps two months ago.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the arrest of 32-year-old Abiodun David John for attempting to access accounts belonging to al-Hilli following his murder near Lake Annecy on 5 September.

The arrest was made in accordance with a request from Surrey Police, which is taking a lead role in the investigation of al-Hilli's death.

A police spokesman said: ""A 32-year-old man from the Greater Manchester area was arrested on 25 September in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation being carried out by Surrey Police.

"He was released on bail until 13 November pending further inquiries."

Al-Hilli was shot dead by an as-yet-unidentified assailant, along with wife Iqbal, mother-in-law Suhaila Al-Allaf and French passer-by Sylvian Mollier. His daughters, aged four and seven, survived the attack.

Around 100 officers have so far failed to track down those responsible for the quadruple murder, or establish a motive for the killing.