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Gérald Darmanin announces the arrest of 7 people

The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin announced this Tuesday, November 21 that seven people were arrested in the afternoon around Toulouse after the stabbing murder of a teenager in Crépol on the night of Saturday in Sunday.

After the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy on the night of Saturday November 18 to Sunday November 19 in the village of Crépol (Drôme), Gérald Darmanin announced this Tuesday to the National Assembly that seven people were arrested this afternoon “around Toulouse”.

“Seven arrests were made by the national gendarmerie around Toulouse. The investigation will reveal whether these are the people who are the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” declared the Minister of the Interior during a question session at the government in the hemicycle.

If the investigation confirms this, Gérald Darmanin said he “hopes” that they will be sentenced “to the harshest penalties” by the courts.

A “ignoble and unacceptable” drama

The minister was responding to the deputy of the National Rally of Drôme, Lisette Pollet, who asked what measures were taken so that the “insecurity” in the “cities and villages ceases” after the death of Thomas. “Avoid adding indignity, Madam, to a tragedy that affects the entire nation,” he replied.

At the start of his speech, Gérald Darmanin also sent “his condolences on behalf of the government” to the family and the three injured hospitalized for this “ignoble and unacceptable” tragedy.

While 350 young people were gathered in the village hall for a ball in this small village of 500 inhabitants on the night of Saturday to Sunday, a group of around ten people burst in with knives.

After receiving a stab wound, the 16-year-old boy, Thomas, died while being transported to hospital in Lyon, about a hundred kilometers away. A white march is organized in his honor this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Romans-sur-Isère by his family.

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