Nice killer visited Italy’s ‘Little Calais’ as he was radicalised over a year before July 14 massacre

The Tunisian delivery driver who ran over hundreds of people in Nice took several trips to an Italian border town known as ‘Little Calais’ during more than a year of radicalisation before the July 14 seafront massacre, according to French reports.

Shortly after his killing spree in a 19-tonne truck along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, prosecutors said they suspected Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, had gone through a “lightning radicalisation” in a matter of weeks.

However, according to fresh evidence seen by BFM TV, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had been “frequenting Islamists circles” for at least a year before his attack which killed 86 people and injured 434.