The French are obviously not having a good week. After rail staff sent hundreds of travellers to ‘le wrong country’, various beaches were closed to bathers after reports of a shark (turned out to be a dolphin) and a huge crocodile (turned out to be un piece of wood). Better safe than sorry, though…Le Croc…
“I’d like a ticket to…” “Here you are sir” “But I haven’t told you where I’m going!” “Not necessary, sir, we’ll leave that up to the French. Have a nice journey. Next!”
A strike yesterday by French air traffic controllers resulted in the cancellation of 79 of the 286 scheduled flights between Spain and France.
Four members of ETA, including one man thought to be involved in the shooting of a French Gendarme, have been detained by the French Police in collaboration with the Guardia Civil.
Three more ETA members, including one of the top leaders, have been arrested in France bringing the total number of ETA members detained so far this year to thirty-two.
French National Police officers have arrested a suspected ETA member near the town of Poitiers after his car broke down.
Two more suspected ETA terrorists have been arrested in the French town of Montpellier.
The alleged ETA member detained in France after he sought hospital treatment for a gunshot wound to the hand has been identified as 23 year old Ibai González Suescún.
A man turning up at a French hospital this morning for treatment to a wounded hand was discovered to be an ETA member. The security forces are currently trying to figure out his identity and how he came to be wounded.
The security forces in France continue to discover ETA hideouts in the south of the country, fourteen of them so far in a little over one week.