French trial probes 'revenge' kidnapping of elderly hotel heiress

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Jacqueline Veyrac, the 80-year-old owner of the five-star Grand Hotel in Cannes and the seafront La Reserve restaurant in nearby Nice, was snatched on the street in 2016 and bundled into the back of a van.

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An aggrieved Italian restaurant manager, a hard-up British ex-soldier and a private detective are among 13 people who go on trial in France on Monday over the kidnapping of a millionaire hotel heiress, reports FRANCE 24.