The deputy mayor of Saint-Denis wasé attacked in the middle of the street leaving a meeting, we learned this Thursday, December 21.
Oriane Filhol, deputy to socialist mayor Mathieu Hanotin, in charge of solidarity, access to rights and women's rights to été violently attacked around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening by two individuals, as Le Figaro learned from a police source this Thursday. The elected official had the impression of being followed as soon as she left the meeting while she was taking the way to his home. The daily specifies that, not feeling safe, she tried to kill her. to go to a friend's house not far from there; où she was.
According to information from Le Figaro, Ms. Filhol was first contacted by the police. She was swept away by her attackers while she was in a private driveway before being hit. kicks and punches to the body and face. According to Le Parisien, she was able to find refuge with an acquaintance whose home was a few streets away. The media also specifies that she carried' ;eacute; complaint immediately. The two attackers, wearing surgical masks, then fled. on board a black sedan driven by a third individual. The authors were é identified thanks to the license plate of the vehicle in which they fled. The chosen one then went to Paris. the Delafontaine hospital in the city, accompanied by a friend. The source of Le Figaro specifiedé that she was now out of it.
An investigation was carried out. open but the motive for the attack has not yet been determined. clearly defined. The mayor of Saint-Denis declared in a press release that the investigation "must determine the exact motives for this attack, which appears to be closely linked to her elected commitment. A police source confided; told Le Figaro that nothing was happening. stealth &agrav; the elected one. Le Parisien indicates that the open investigation has been completed. entrusted to safety territorial for "violence leadingé an ITT (total incapacity for work) greater than eight days, in a meeting, by person concealing their face, on a person entrusted with a public service mission" as specifiedé Eric Mathais, the prosecutor of the Republic of Bobigny.
This new aggression takes place in a context where attacks against elected officials have increased in recent years, with an increase of 32% in 2022 as indicated by Le Figaro which adds that the Ministry of Internal Affairs ;rieur forecasts a 15% increase for 2023.