Celine Figard's body flown home

The body of the French student Celine Figard, 19, who was found naked and strangled 10 days after accepting a lift with a lorry driver, was flown home yesterday.

As plans were made for her funeral in Ferrieres on Saturday, her father appealed to the public to stay away from the ceremony, and not to send any flowers. Bernard Figard, who last week visited the spot where his daughter was found in a lay-by near Worcester, expressed thanks for the English public's response, but said the family wanted it to be a private affair.

West Mercia police said yesterday that it would take several weeks to complete their planned DNA testing of 1,200 lorry drivers all over Britain.

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