Nine of the 11 young people placed in custody after the rampage of several halls of buildings, cars and an apartment in Juvisy-sur-Orge (Essonne), in the night from Saturday to Sunday, have been released. The police custody of two other people continued on Monday, January 16, at mid-day. The trail of a settling of accounts between rival gangs is preferred.
The police, in particular, review the cctv footage in order to clarify what the mayor of Juvisy-sur-Orge, Robin Reda, called “a scene of urban guerrilla warfare”. According to the elected representative of the Essonne, the violence began on Saturday evening, after the arrival by bus of twenty individuals, near the residence of the small Merlet. the “Many building halls, a twenty vehicle and an apartment have been ransacked”, according to the mayor, who spoke about “of swords and iron rods”.
The regional secretary of the trade union Alliance Police, Claude Carillo, said on franceinfo on Monday that several arrests had been carried out, and that they were “individuals, aged 17 to 22 years”. After Claude Carillo, the investigation was moving towards a possible settlement of accounts. the “individuals from another nearby city came to settle their accounts with a person with a well-defined, armed with bars of iron” explains the trade unionist. And Claude Carillo adds : “They are back in a home but are deceived individuals and apartment.”
According to the mayor The Republicans (LR) of Juvisy-sur-Orge, ,“the individuals came from the nearby city of Athis-Mons”.
Robin Reda lamented that of the inhabitants, and strangers to rivalries, have been “trauma” by the acts of violence. The town hall has announced a strengthening “the round of the municipal police, which will go to the meeting of the inhabitants of this district, throughout the day, including many older people who live in this area”.
The mayor is going to “meet the préfète of the Essonne to carry the message of the inhabitants ; the more numbers of police on the ground, an acceleration of the deployment of video-protection”.
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