Evening Update Thursday 26 May

Enquiries are continuing after a man was fatally shot in Nice in the early hours of this morning. The 30 year old died at the scene of the incident on boulevard Louis Braille in the Saint-Roche district. Alpes-Maritimes deputy Eric Ciotti said that he was offering his support to the inhabitants of the neighborhood who he said "have suffered for several years from the increase in violence in our city" and was listening to their concerns.

Three people have been seriously injured in a head on collision today in Le Muy in the Var. Firefighters attended the scene on the DN7 and the three were airlifted to hospital by helicopter.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has written to US President Joe Biden regarding the school shooting in Texas in which nineteen young children and two teachers lost their lives. The Prince said that he learned about the shooting with immense emotion and sadness. He said that in the name of his family and of the people of Monaco, he wished to convey his deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and assured President Biden of profound solidarity.

The national police in the Var have warned that they will be on the department's roads this weekend to stop so-called urban rodeos. The national police carried out control operations in Six-Fours-les-Plage yesterday during which there were several immobilizations and impoundments.

A train has been evacuated at Montpellier station after a hoax bomb threat. Passengers on the train had received a message on their iphones from another passenger via the AirDrop feature on their phones. A search was carried out by bomb disposal personnel and an 18 year old suspect was arrested.

A 45 year old woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of her two children. The court in the Vaucluse department found Sandrine Courvoisier guilty of suffocating her children, who were 4 and 7 years old, in October 2019.

It's expected to be a busy weekend on the roads because of the Ascension holidays. French roads monitor Bison Futé have classified today as red, which means "very difficult" traffic, for the whole of France, in the direction of departures. Friday and Saturday are green for both arrivals and depatures but Sunday is classified as the top level black, or "extremely difficult" traffic for the whole of France in the direction of returns. Motorway operator VINCI Autoroutes is forecasting very heavy traffic on its network, particularly in the Paris region, around the Mediterranean and the Rhône Valley, until Sunday. In our region, the traffic is expected to be particularly dense around urban areas such as Nice and Aix-en-Provence.

The Cannes Lérins Agglomeration are looking for seasonal workers for the summer. Online applications are av