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A teenager "without history": Tidiane, collateral victim of a brawl between young people in Thiais


The 16-year-old teenager was stabbed to death outside his high school as he was apparently trying to calm the protagonists of a brawl involving rival gangs. A white march is organized on Saturday in his memory.

Stupor still reigns among the inhabitants of Thiais (Val-de-Marne), and especially among those close to Tidiane.

The 16-year-old teenager was killed on Monday January 16 as he was about to start his school day at Guillaume Apollinaire high school.

Shortly before 8 a.m., a fight broke out in front of the entrance to it: a dozen young people from Choisy-le-Roi fell by surprise on students from the establishment.

In the crush, two high school students were stabbed, including Tidiane, fatally shot in the region of the heart.

On the spot, the elements collected by the investigators feed the thesis of the collateral victim: according to several witnesses, this one would have tried to "


" the protagonists of the brawl before receiving a mortal blow from a young of Choisy-le-Roi.

A version corroborated by the circumstances of this tragedy: the attack perpetrated by the band of young people from the neighboring town of Thiais was premeditated, witnesses having seen the attackers "keeping



Two soft drinks and a broken golf club were found abandoned and the protagonists had "

concealed their faces

" during the brawl.

An “

obvious ambush

“According to the prosecutor of the Republic of Créteil Stéphane Hardouin, in which the teenager would have found himself stuck.

A “ quiet

” and “



In the columns of Le


, Tidiane's relatives were moved by the disappearance of the boy, considered "


" and "

without history


Interviewed by a team of reporters from


, the teenager's father described "

a simple, sincere, hard-working, honest boy who has never been part of anything, of any band


A friend of the high school student reported to


that the latter was not linked to any quarrel involving gangs of young people: "

It has nothing to do with Tidiane

" he explained.

Finally, the young man was not known to the police.

The Créteil prosecutor's office told

Le Figaro

that four minors aged 15 to 16, arrested in the process and suspected of having participated in the brawl, had been presented on Wednesday January 18 before an investigating judge as part of a judicial information.

At the end of this interview, during which three of them remained silent, all were indicted for acts of homicide in an organized gang and attempted intentional homicide in an organized gang and placed in pre-trial detention. .

One of the defendants, aged 16, is known to the courts for "

a series of acts of aggravated violence and participation in an armed mob committed in May 2021

", still according to the prosecution.

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A white march is organized by Tidiane's family this Saturday in Thiais to pay tribute to him.

The departure will take place at 3 p.m. and the procession will set off from number 4 rue de la couture du Moulin, in the direction of the Lycée Guillaume Apollinaire.

The boy's relatives asked that the event take place "

calmly, without aggression and without any violence


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-21

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