Strasbourg suspect: a violent criminal on France's terror watchlist
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The 29-year-old man sought by police over a shooting in Strasbourg lived in a small apartment in a ramshackle housing bloc and has convictions in France and several European countries after a life of crime, officials say. He has an extensive record of arrests in convictions in several countries. One of 7 children, his criminal career began at an early age. He’s been known to police at age of 10, and had his first conviction at 13. Amid scores of run-ins with authorities, he would earn two prison sentences in France and one in Germany. It’s in prison that he’s believed to have been radicalised. Bryan Quinn and Owen Barnell report.