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French hunter who fatally shot man he mistook for boar given suspended sentence

Julien Féral also receives life hunting ban over death of Morgan Keane, as government tightens rules for sport

A hunter who shot dead a French-British man he mistook for a wild boar has received a two-year suspended sentence and has been banned from hunting for life, days after the government outlined tighter rules for the sport.

Julien Féral, 35, who had only possessed a French hunting licence for four months before the incident, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. He had told the court he mistook 25-year-old Morgan Keane for a wild boar when he shot him dead in south-west France in December 2020.

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