#CharlieHebdo attacks: Imam describes Cherif Kouachi as a ‘very good guy who was always smiling’

One of the two gunmen who massacred 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices before going on a three-day rampage through Paris has been described as a “very good guy”.

Mehdi Bouzid, an imam in Aubervilliers, Paris, said he had known Cherif Kouachi before he became even more radicalised about three years ago.