Male guest detained after girl (9) goes missing from wedding in French Alps
FRENCH police have detained a wedding guest for questioning in connection with the search for a nine-year-old girl who went missing at a weekend wedding party in the Alps.
The 34-year-old was detained on Thursday, prosecutor Dietlind Baudoin said in a statement.
The prosecutor warned against jumping to conclusions.
She said police wanted to clarify the whereabouts of a person who left the celebrations around when the girl disappeared in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, 85 kilometres (53 miles) from Lyon in south-eastern France.
The detained person is a man, according to another official close to the police investigation.
The prosecutor identified the missing girl as Maelys.
A photo and description of the girl has been posted and tweeted across France since her disappearance.
The local prosecutor has opened a kidnapping investigation.