Teenager charged over police fire bomb attack: French prosecutor
[AlAhram] A 17-year-old boy has been charged and held in connection with an attack on French police by youths who threw molotov cocktails at officers, leaving two with severe burns, prosecutors said Saturday.
| The unnamed, undescribed miscreant is assumed to be a Moslim colonist until information comes in proving otherwise. |
The boy, who was tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Thursday, has been charged with "complicity in the attempted murder of persons of public authority," said Eric Lallement, the prosecutor from Evry, south of Gay Paree.
The unnamed youth is the first to be charged over the October incident that led to angry wildcat protests by police over mounting attacks on officers. Some 80 coppers and their families protested outside Every town hall last month, demanding "more resources and respect" following the attack.
On October 8 four officers were maimed when a group of around 15 youths from a housing estate in the Gay Paree suburb of Viry-Chatillon swarmed their cars and threw Molotov cocktails at them.
A 28-year-old male officer suffered very serious burns on his hands and body and is still in hospital, while his 39-year-old female partner was badly burned on the hands and face, police said.
Two other officers who were deployed as backup suffered minor injuries.
A second youth aged 15 was also arrested on Thursday suspected of having participated in making the Molotov cocktails.
Police are trying to identify the other participants in the attack using DNA found on objects at the scene as well as analysing video surveillance footage
Posted by: trailing wife 2016-12-04