Fugitive Ian Griffin found by police
Boyfriend found living rough in the woods a week after Kinga Legg’s body was found in a Paris hotel
The fugitive businessman sought by French police in connection with his girlfriend's death in a bathtub at the Hotel Bristol in Paris has been arrested. Ian Griffin, 39, was found on Monday afternoon by police after a tip-off from a member of the public. He had been living rough in the woods at Chelford near Macclesfield, and sheltering in a tent.
It was six days since the naked body of Kinga Legg was found at the sumptuous hotel on the Rue du Faubourg St-Honore in the heart of Paris's smartest shopping district. She had died after repeated blows from a blunt instrument, according to French police.
At the weekend, the Times reported that Griffin had telephoned a former girlfriend, Tracy Baker, last week and told her that he and Legg had had a "massive fight" during which she had fired a lipstick 'stun gun' at him.
According to a new Times report, friends of Griffin have continued to argue that the Polish-born millionairess was "obsessively controlling" of Griffin and capable of violence. They have told police that Legg fitted a tracking device to Griffin's Porsche 911. After finding the device, he commissioned a sweep of the house they shared in Oxshott, Surrey, as a result of which a number of other listening devices were found.
Police confirmed on Monday that the couple had both been arrested last October following a disturbance at the Oxshott house, during which Legg lunged at Griffin with a knife. He chose not to pursue the matter.
In April, according to friends of the couple, Legg punched him in the face, cutting him just above the eye, because he arrived home late. Both Legg and Griffin were prone to anxiety and bouts of depression. As a result, they often drank heavily and became reliant on antidepressants and sleeping pills. ·
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