The gendarmerie is launching a national and international call for witnesses on Tuesday to find the driver of a two-wheeler as part of the investigation into the attempted assassination of a magistrate at her home in Versailles in 2019.
A serious facial injury
The magistrate, one of the presidents of the Yvelines Assize Court, was shot in the head on the morning of June 17, 2019 while she was at home.
Two individuals, traveling on a motorcycle, entered the home of the magistrate who was the victim of a gunshot
,” recalls in a press release the research section (SR) of the Versailles gendarmerie, in charge of the investigations.
Seriously injured, she had been hospitalized for three days and operated on, suffering from several facial fractures.
With this call for witnesses broadcast in France and abroad, the investigators "
seek to collect all the elements likely to identify this important witness
", a man "
likely to have traveled on a Yamaha brand motorcycle
", is it specified.
The call for witnesses presents the photo of a man "
of Afro-Caribbean type, measuring between 1.70m and 1.80m, apparent age 25-40 years
", of "
" with a "
" and "
a beard collar not provided
” presenting “
a scar on the cheek
Anyone likely to hold and bring elements allowing the identification or the location of the witness
" can contact the homicide group of the SR of Versailles at 01.39.49.50.50 or 06.75.96.59.52 or by email on sr.versailles+ PROCCA78@gendarmerie.interieur.gouv.fr, is it specified.
60 assaults on magistrates each year
The investigation was disoriented at the Paris court, where two investigating judges are in charge of a judicial investigation still in progress for attempted assassination.
The investigators "
conducted numerous investigations, in France and abroad
", underlines the gendarmerie.
Extremely rare, the aggression of a magistrate at her home had aroused the emotion and the indignation of the judicial world.
The Union of Judges, the majority in the profession, then said it was "
" about the safety of judges.
According to the Keeper of the Seals at the time, Nicole Belloubet, 60 attacks on magistrates or clerks are reported to the ministry each year.