A French judicial inquiry into the suicide of a multiple killer while he was in police custody has cleared the officers in charge at the time. Richard Durn leaped to his death from a fourth-floor window of a police station on 28 March, the day after he shot dead eight people in a town hall in a suburb of Paris.

The inquiry found that there had been no criminal wrongdoing and the police involved were not legally at fault. A separate internal police investigation has not yet delivered its conclusions.

The police said at the time that Mr Durn had lunged for the partially opened window after standing up to sign his confession. The officers grabbed hold of his legs but were unable to prevent him from falling. Mr Durn had a history of psychological problems and had attempted suicide on two previous occasions.