Three police custody were in progress Tuesday, June 15 in the evening after the death of a 16-year-old teenager on Sunday in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, near Rouen, during a brawl between rival gangs, said the public prosecutor from Rouen.
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There are three ongoing police custody. The investigation continues into counts of intentional homicide, aggravated violence and participation in a group for the preparation of violence,
”Pascal Prache, prosecutor of the Republic of Rouen, told AFP. "
The autopsy concluded that the death was the result of a blow with a knife,
" he added. A young adult, born in 2002 and who had bloodstains on him, had been taken into custody for intentional homicide before being released Monday evening, according to a police source.
Sunday evening, around 10 p.m., residents alerted the police to a brawl involving about fifty people. The body of a young man born in 2004 and bearing traces of injuries was discovered on the spot by the police. According to a police source, the victim is of Georgian origin. “
There is a great fear of possible reprisals with the announced arrival of 150 people from Georgia, who have come to accompany the family and attend the funeral. Some are calling for revenge,
”said this source. The investigation was entrusted to the Departmental Directorate of the Judicial Police (DDPJ).
According to the Ministry of the Interior, 357 clashes between gangs had been recorded in 2020, an increase of nearly 25% compared to the 288 recorded in 2019. In March, the government had decreed general mobilization against brawls between young people, after several fatal fights, especially in Ile-de-France.