Police seize 72 weapons from dwelling of French film icon Alain Delon | EUROtoday

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Police seized 72 firearms and greater than 3,000 rounds of ammunition from the home of French display legend Alain Delon.

Delon, 88, had no authorisation that may enable him to personal a firearm, in accordance with prosecutor Jean-Cédric Gaux.

Law enforcement officers additionally discovered a capturing vary within the actor’s rural dwelling in Douchy-Montcorbon, situated almost 135km south of Paris.

The search at his property was ordered after a court-appointed official despatched to his home observed a weapon and alerted the choose.

Delon, the star of the French cinema’s golden period, was identified for his portrayal of gun-toting gangsters in movies reminiscent of Borsalino and The Samurai.

He has solely appeared in a handful of initiatives for the reason that Nineteen Nineties and his final main public look was in 2019 on the Cannes Film Festival the place he was awarded an honorary Palme d’Or.

In the identical yr, he suffered a stroke and has been since on the centre of a household feud. In 2021, he was seen on the funeral of his good friend and star actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The Delon household feud garnered media consideration after the star’s eldest son, Anthony Delon, alleged that his father was in a “weakened” state.

“He doesn’t speak much, it tires him or it annoys him when we make him repeat, because his voice is no longer always clear, or audible,” Anthony Delon advised the Paris Match.

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Anthony Delon, additionally an actor, accused his sister of not informing him about their father’s cognitive assessments performed between 2019 to 2022 in Switzerland.

Their father promptly issued a response by means of his lawyer, stating that he was “extraordinarily shocked by the media outburst orchestrated by his son” and would file a authorized grievance towards him.

In January, Delon’s youngest son reportedly filed a grievance towards his sister accusing her of exploiting Delon’s frailty.

The authorized battle started after the three youngsters filed a grievance towards his former live-in assistant, Hiromi Rollin, alleging harassment and threatening behaviour. Ms Rollin denies any wrongdoing.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/france-alain-delon-gun-licence-b2503707.html