This one gets filed in the ‘unmitigated gall’ department.
The father of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman killed by French police after shooting seven people, has formally sued over his son’s “murder”.
A lawyer for Mohamed Benalel Merah, who lives in Algeria, said the suit was against those “who gave the orders at the top of the police”.
The gunman was shot dead at his flat in Toulouse after a 32-hour siege.
He had confessed to killing seven people, including Jewish children, in a rampage which shocked France.
Mohamed Benalel Merah said soon after his son’s death on 22 March he intended to sue the French government.
Paging Francois Hollande…