Police have seized 72 firearms from the house of French display screen legend Alain Delon, who doesn’t have a allow for any of them, prosecutors mentioned on Tuesday.

Officers additionally discovered greater than 3,000 rounds of ammunition and a capturing vary within the actor’s rural house in Douchy-Montcorbon, 84 miles (135km) south of Paris.

Delon, 88, “has no authorisation that may permit him to personal a firearm”, mentioned native prosecutor Jean-Cédric Gaux.

The star performed gun-toting gangsters in a number of of his most well-known movies, together with Borsalino and is credited with creating the Hollywood trope of the mysterious cerebral hitman within the 1967 movie The Samurai.

Delon has been unwell since a stroke in 2019 and has just lately been the centre of an escalating household feud.

The search was ordered after a court-appointed official despatched to his house observed a weapon and alerted a decide.

Delon has hardly ever appeared on display screen because the Nineties and his final main public look was to obtain an honorary Palme d’Or on the Cannes movie pageant in 2019.

He did, nonetheless, attend the Paris funeral of his pal and fellow star Jean-Paul Belmondo in September 2021.

Final month Delon’s youngest son filed a grievance towards his sister accusing her of exploiting Delon’s frailty.

The feud went public after Delon’s oldest son, Anthony Delon, informed the Paris Match journal that his father was in a “weakened” state.

Delon senior, by his lawyer, mentioned he was “shocked” and would file a grievance for defamation.

Considerations have been first raised about him final 12 months when his three youngsters filed a grievance towards his former live-in assistant Hiromi Rollin, accusing her of harassment and threatening behaviour.

Delon is estimated to be value hundreds of thousands. He offered about 80 artworks at public sale in June for greater than €8m (£6.8m).


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