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Kindergarten burned in Lille: two people indicted

2021-05-07T21:39:43.727Z

On April 22, part of a school in the Faubourg de Béthune was ravaged by flames. The emergency services were victims on the way



Two people, including a minor, were indicted on Thursday "as accomplices" after the fire in April in a nursery school in a popular district of Lille, said the prosecution.

"The results of the first investigations led to two arrests," Tuesday, "of a major individual and a minor aged 13, who were referred" to the prosecution on Thursday.

"A judicial investigation was opened on the count of destruction of public property by a dangerous means in an organized gang" and "they were indicted as accomplices", added the prosecution, specifying that a detention provisional had been required for the adult individual.

The investigations are continuing "to identify the other people involved as well as the individuals who participated in the violence committed against the firefighters and the police," added the prosecution.

According to Élise Valembois, lieutenant in the firefighters, the emergency services were victims on the way "of mortar fire, which did not injure or affect our vehicles and did not increase the response time".

"Fires caused by hydrocarbons"

A criminal investigation was opened after this fire which took place on April 22 in this school in the Faubourg de Béthune and "technical and scientific operations" allowed "to take samples and highlight several outbreaks of fire caused by hydrocarbons. ", Thus confirming" the hypothesis of an arson. "

The day after the fire, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin went to the fire station requested to reaffirm his desire to step up the fight against drug trafficking, stressing that "the Republic will not be intimidated" .

The socialist mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, for her part denounced a "delusional act".

“We embarrass the traffickers.

So they respond, by attacking the Republic in what is most symbolic, the school, ”she said.

Source: leparis

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