Saturday 18 November 2017

Post mortem on Berlin lorry attacker indicates drug use

Candles are lit at Breitscheidplatz, in Berlin, in tribute to the twelve people who died
Candles are lit at Breitscheidplatz, in Berlin, in tribute to the twelve people who died

The post mortem on the chief suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack indicated frequent drug use, an Italian official says.

A court official said Saturday that Anis Amri used both cocaine and hashish, although not on the day he was killed.

The official said it was not possible to determine whether he had used the drugs before the December 19 lorry attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens more.

Amri was killed during a routine stop by police in a Milan suburb four days after the attack.

It was not clear why Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian, had gone to Italy. Authorities say he may have been heading towards Sicily, where he had some acquaintances.

AP

Press Association

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