A ‘bloodbath’ at a celebration in a French village where young men from the deprived suburb murdered a 16-year-old.


Thomas, a 16-year-old rugby player, was stabbed to death during a village festival at Crepol in Drome – Facebook

A rural village in southern France is in shock after a group of… Delinquent youth from a deprived suburb She attacked a village festival and killed a 16-year-old boy.

The village of Crepol in Drum was holding its annual or semi-annual celebration on Saturday evening, in the presence of about 450 of the 500 residents.

As the celebration ended at 2 a.m., a group of young men arrived, some carrying knives. When the security guard prevented them from entering, they attacked him and cut off his fingers.

One witness told Le Parisien: “There was a fight between the attackers and those who were brave enough to confront them.”

Another said: “It was a bloodbath.” He added: “Young men from the suburbs surrounded the concert hall and stabbed people blindly… and one of the young men received a heart massage on the floor. “It was chaos.”

He was stabbed several times in the throat

In the chaos, two men, aged 23 and 28, were seriously injured and taken to hospital in “critical” condition. One of them was stabbed several times in the throat. The third injured person was in stable condition on Monday.

One of the teenagers, identified as Thomas, a 16-year-old rugby player, was stabbed to death.

Witness Hugo told Le Parisien: “I was at the entrance and saw Thomas stabbed in the heart and throat. A helicopter took him to Lyon, but unfortunately it was too late.”

The town’s mayor, Martine Lagote, said the town was “shocked” by the apparently unprovoked attack.

“A gang has emerged to kill,” she told Le Dauphiné Libre newspaper. “They did not come to enjoy, but to hurt.”

Laurent de Caigny, Valencia’s public prosecutor, said police suspected they had come to “settle a score” with someone who was present that night, without providing further details.

An investigation was opened into a “murder and attempted murder at the hands of an organized gang.”

Denouncing the “barbaric and tragic” act, the rugby club RC Romans-Péage, for which Thomas played, published a photo of the murdered teenager on its website, in which he smiles while wearing his rugby kit.

A neighbor told SudQuest: “I’m absolutely devastated. It’s inexplicable. I knew him so well, his parents are wonderful people. There was no one kinder and more polite than Thomas.”

“The one who made everyone laugh”

A colleague named Matteo said: “Tomas was the guy who made everyone come to terms when there was a little conflict in the group.

“But he was also the person who made everyone laugh, who helped all the time, who was always there for others,” he told BFMTV.

Commenting on the death, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said: “What happened is despicable and completely unacceptable.

“What happened is not very clear or very clear: people came from somewhere else, wanted to break into this party and the stabbings started. It’s called brutality.”

He added: “It is a general failure of our society. There is a need to reconsider the framework of authority.

“We must regain power everywhere.”

The shocking death came amid warnings about this Violence against mayors escalates in FranceMany of them are from small rural villages. There are about 36 thousand mayors in France. According to a recent poll, the number of verbal and physical attacks against them rose by 15 percent last year after a record rise of 32 percent the previous year.

During the riots that took place in France in July. Criminals raided the house of a city mayor In a stolen car, his wife and children were inside.

The French government promised to enhance the security of elected officials.

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