Muslim man stabbed a mother and her three daughters in a French holiday resort because ‘her husband offended him by scratching his crotch in front of his wife’

A mother and her three daughters were stabbed while on holiday in France because the attacker was enraged by the father grabbing his crotch.

Mohamed Boufarkouch attacked the woman and her three daughters, aged eight, 12, and 14, in the village of Garde-Colombe near Laragne-Monteglin, in south-east France, at around 10.30am on Tuesday.

He told a court he approached the father and said: ‘You shouldn’t have done that in front of my wife’, referring to the victims’ father scratching the inside of his thigh over his shorts.