Sunday, October 9, 2016

France: 4 policemen set on fire by gang of youths

(Paris) Four members of the police on patrol in the Paris area of Grande Borne – a notorious housing estate – found themselves attacked by over a dozen masked idiots with Molotov cocktails.

Two of the officers were very badly burned and rushed to intensive care units. Two others received hospital treatment. The other officers hurt managed to call reinforcements who turned up to secure the area but no arrests were made.

President Francois Hollande said on the attack:
"Everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice so they receive a sentence in-keeping with the severity of their crime."
La Grande Borne is a housing estate, in the Essonne département on the southern outskirts of Paris, France. Built as a 1960s social utopia with winding coloured buildings it was intended to become an ideal dormitory town. In fact, with 11,000 inhabitants, it has become a by-word for poverty, drug dealing, arms trafficking, youth criminality and attacks on police, as well as arson attacks on public buildings.