The Scottish police said on Monday that he had "never confirmed, either in public or in private" that the man arrested at Glasgow airport was the Frenchman Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, suspected of the murder in 2011 of his wife and his four children. "The Scottish police have never confirmed, in public or in private, that the man held by the police was Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès to the extent that this was never certain," police said. in a statement sent to AFP.
A man arrested by mistake
On Friday evening, French police sources reported to several media, including AFP, that Scottish security forces had informed France of the arrest of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès when he arrived in Glasgow on a flight from Paris. According to information from the Scottish police relayed by the French police, the fingerprints of the man arrested corresponded to the wanted man after the murder of his wife and four children in 2011 in Nantes (west).
A DNA test then showed Saturday that it was not the same person. Scottish police said they released the arrested man.