Tragedy As Hero Cop Who Took The Place Of Hostage Women In France Terror Attack Dies

A police officer who swapped place with a woman hostage has died from his injuries sustained during yesterday’s terror attack in France .

Hero Arnaud Beltrame, a 45-year-old lieutenant-colonel had been praised for his bravery by French President Emmanuel Macron.

After storming a supermarket in the quiet town of Trèbes in south-west France, terrorist Redouane Lakdim agreed to let some hostages go but kept one woman back as a human shield.

The Mirror reports Mr Beltrame then offered to take her place and Lakdim agreed.

He is understood to have suffered a life-threatening throat injury after being shot several times.

When he was with the terrorist, he left a phone on a table so colleagues could hear what was happening, Le Parisien reports.

Three people were killed and 16 injured, two of them critically.

Macron called the killings an act of “Islamist terrorism”, but said security services were still checking whether the Islamic State group was really behind the attack, as it claims.