French charity worker to stand trial on charges of making up Islamist attack

July 6, 2016 2:03 PM

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PARIS A charity worker will stand trial in France in November on charges of falsely reporting being attacked by a couple shouting "Allahu Akbar", the public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

The director of the Restos du Coeur soup kitchen in Montreuil, east of Paris, had told police on Friday that a man who appeared to be of African origin had swung an ax at him and missed, before a female accomplice stabbed him several times in the stomach.

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