Travel Corsica beach shooting linked to nudism

08:45  12 august  2017
08:45  12 august  2017 Source:   BBC News

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A woman has been shot in the thigh on a beach popular with nudists after a local businessman opened fire in protest at their presence. Dozens of nudists fled after the man pulled out a rifle and started firing on Carataggio beach - also known as "Little Tahiti" - near Porto-Vecchio on the south

There is also a nudist cove in Porto Vecchio accessible through a small path about fifteen minutes away. The place is heavenly. There are three nudist beaches in the Gulf of Ajaccio but none in the rest of Corsica .

tourists enjoy a day out at the Citadel Beach in central Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica: The island of Corsica is a popular destination for tourists (File photo) © AFP The island of Corsica is a popular destination for tourists (File photo)

A shootout on a beach popular among naturists on the French island of Corsica was caused by a local businessman who disagreed with their presence there, police say.

One woman was injured on Wednesday's incident, which led to dozens of nudist sunbathers fleeing Carataggio beach near Porto-Vecchio.

Witnesses said the man had threatened the group if they did not get dressed.

When they refused, he allegedly pulled out a rifle and started firing.

The injured woman, reportedly in her thirties, was hit in the thigh as she ran away.

The suspect - whose identity has not been revealed - owns a beachside cafe, police said on Friday. One man had been questioned in connection with the shooting but had since been released.

Despite being famous among nudists, the beach is not an official naturist site and locals have complained about their presence there.

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