French couple found in Sutherland

2011-01-20 12:37

The French couple that has been on the run from police in the Karoo town of Sutherland has been found and shot at, according to reports today.

The Cape Argus reported on its website that the police opened fire on a building on Hardie farm in Sutherland just before noon.

It was not clear if the man and woman had been shot dead.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

The couple had been evading police since Friday when a Sutherland farmer and police officers tried to evict Philippe Meniére (60) and Agnes Jardel (55) from a house on his farm.

During the attempted eviction on Friday last week shots were fired, allegedly by the couple, at police and Du Plessis’ son.

Student constable Jacob Boleme (27) of Soutpan was killed and Warrant Officer Glenwall du Toit (42) wounded.

Du Toit was taken to a Cape Town hospital.

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