A CYCLIST who stumbled across the French Alps massacre has described seeing “heads with bullet holes in them” in a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood film.
Brett Martin likened the carnage to a set from TV crime series CSI Miami as the man leading the investigation said the clue to the four murders lay in Britain.
Mr Martin, 53, was the first witness to arrive at the spot where engineer Saad al-Hilli, 50, his dentist wife Iqbal, 47, and her elderly mother were killed.
He told how he found the al-Hillis’ daughter Zainab, seven, “stumbling” around, bleeding and “moaning”, close to the family car.
Next to the BMW lay Sylvain Mollier, 45, a French cyclist who apparently stumbled across the attack.
He revealed he wanted to call for help but had no signal on his phone.
Mr Martin added: “It was pretty much what you would imagine a set fromCSI Miami would be like. There was a lot of blood and heads with bullet holes in them.
“I’ve never seen people who have been shot before... it seemed to me just like a Hollywood scene and if someone had said ‘cut’ and everyone had walked away, that would have been it.”
His recollection of events emerged as Annecy’s chief prosecutor Eric Maillaudsaid it was “without any doubt that the reasons and causes (for the killings) have their origins” in Britain.
Police have revealed they are probing three lines of inquiry, focusing on Mr al-Hilli’s work, his family and links to his native Iraq.