two investigations opened following the attack on a journalist as well as that of a sick child and his family

two investigations opened following the attack on a journalist as well as that of a sick child and his family

2023-06-04 12:51:57

Justice has opened two investigations after the attack on Saturday of a journalist from France 3 and that of a sick child and his family, after a match under tension between Ajaccio and Marseille, learned Sunday, June 4 Agence France-Presse (AFP) to the prosecution.

After the meeting, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for Olympique de Marseille (OM) on the last day of Ligue 1, a journalist from France 3 Corse ViaStella was attacked by Marseille fans in a station -service near the stadium.

The journalist is hospitalized and “seriously injured enough without his life being in danger”, he added. The chain announced the filing of a complaint.

“Initial elements report significant violence committed by a group of individuals whose identities are being sought. Police custody was initiated at 1:15 a.m. [dimanche] », reported to AFP the public prosecutor of Ajaccio, Nicolas Septe. An investigation has been opened on the heads of “aggravated violence and aggravated theft”.

A little later, the prosecutor also opened another investigation for violence in meetings, this time concerning the attack on a sick child and his family inside the stadium. “We asked that all means be used to identify the perpetrators of these unspeakable facts, as soon as possible”explained the prosecutor.

The child with cancer was invited to Corsica on Saturday to carry out his ” dream “ to meet OM players. He was “shamefully abused” with his parents in the stadium, had denounced AC Ajaccio, speaking of“unspeakable acts”.

“Worrying loss of value”

“The dream quickly turned into a nightmare when Kenzo and his parents, who came in the colors of Olympique de Marseille, were shamefully abused by individuals who broke into their dressing room”detailed the club in a press release. “As soon as the individuals have been identified by our services, we will file a complaint against them”he promises.

In everyday life Morning runthe president of the group of supporters L’Orsi Ribelli disputes details of the account while confirming that “a few people seated in the Faedda stand came up, punched the father twice to make him take off the jersey before coming down with the outfit”.

The mayor of Ajaccio, Stéphane Sbraggia, expressed on Twitter his outrage at the“gratuitous and scandalous aggression” of the child and his parents as against that of the journalist “roughed up in the performance of his duties”of the “acts that bear witness to a worrying loss of values”. The mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan, did not “There are no words to describe this outrageous attack”, does he have tweeted.

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At the end of the match, however, the child was able to spend some time with one of his idols, OM player Mattéo Guendouzi, according to an AFP journalist. As of Friday, tensions had erupted between supporters of the two camps in Ajaccio, requiring the creation, at the last minute, of a fan-zone on a beach for the hundreds of Marseille supporters who had made the trip.

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