VIDEOS – Found “safe and sound” early Sunday afternoon in Libourne, in Gironde, 4 year old boy abducted 24 hours earlier was in Rennes returned to his mother on Monday morning. The suspect, with whom he was, is placed in custody.
The disappearance lasted 24 hours. The small Rifki, 4, abducted Saturday on the Town Hall Square in Rennes, was found “safe and sound” early Sunday afternoon in Libourne, Gironde. Her alleged abductor was also arrested, said the prosecutor in Rennes. The child was discovered at Libourne, apparently healthy, and has still been examined by doctors from the medical-legal unit of Bordeaux. Monday morning, the boy was with his mother. “The young Rifki returned to Rennes tonight, and could find his mother. It will be heard in the day, “said a statement from the floor.
Begun Sunday night, police custody of the suspect” head of the removal and sequestration of 15 minor, a crime punished by thirty years imprisonment (…) shall be extended on Monday afternoon for a period of 24 hours, “said the prosecutor. The individual was transferred last night in the premises of the judicial police in Rennes to be heard there.
On Sunday morning, a kidnapping alert was launched to find the boy of Comorian origin, kidnapped Saturday August 15 to 14 hours Town Hall Square in Rennes. The mother and the child’s uncle had reported to the police on Saturday night. At the time of the disappearance, they were the town hall square with the person who lodged the well as a certain Ahmed, also hosted in the same place they did not know for a few days. No relationship binds it with the little boy, the prosecutor had said.
“The uncle and the person who harbored them moved away a while, and when they returned, the mother their said Ahmed had left drinks and he had brought with him the young Rifki, “detailed the prosecutor. Not seeing the child back, parents who are not familiar with the city of Rennes, sought all the afternoon before reporting to the police.
A young woman came to testify to the police in dealing with Sunday midday, told its release to the press have helped the mother to seek her child Saturday: “The mother was in tears, collapsed, “she recounted. By midmorning, the prosecutor had requested an extension of three additional hours of the spread of kidnapping alert.
The suspect identified by a passenger
The suspect, a certain Ahmed was described as being about 25 years old, and measuring 1m70. The child and suspected abductor were found aboard a TGV, said the regional daily South West . “The individual was arrested after calling a customer to the national police,” said a spokesman for SNCF AFP. “He was on board the TGV 8411 Paris Montparnasse Bordeaux. We have been led to intervene: when the TGV came to Libourne, were blocked the doors so no one could get out of the train. ” The prosecutor later clarified that the child and her abductor “had taken the train this morning and a person, a lady, sitting in front of them, recognized them and was able to give warning to the Saint station -pierre des Corps “, near Tours.
” The controllers have been warned to facilitate the work of police. The individual was arrested by car 18 to 2:26 p.m., the child was with him “, he added. “The important thing for us is that this affair ends well.” According to the PS mayor, “When the gendarmes, including Libourne, have been notified and have occurred in a crowded TGV there was no certainty. It was a delicate operation in an environment where there were a lot of people. “
The 16th abduction alert
In front of the police station in Rennes, fifteen people from the Comorian community from which the boy expressed their joy after the announcement of the prosecutor. In a tweet, the interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has meanwhile expressed his “relief to have found safe little Rifki”.
“This is another demonstration of the effectiveness of abduction alert device by which the kidnapping has had a positive outcome,” said the prosecutor. “The information disseminated quickly throughout the territory have been known of this lady several hundred kilometers from where the kidnapping was happening.” This abduction alert is the 16th to be launched since the adoption of this device in France, in 2006. Until then, all children is the subject of this type of alert is been found safe.