a third man in custody in the case of trailed pedestrians

The investigation is continuing. A third person was placed in police custody in Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis) on Thursday after the broadcast of a video filmed during the weekend showing a motorist who grabs and drags two pedestrians until that they fall, we learned from a police source.

This man, the rear passenger of the vehicle, spontaneously presented himself to the police station on Thursday, according to this source, confirming information from CNews. After the arrest Monday at the end of the day of the driver visible on the video, who had presented himself to an appointment fixed in a parking lot by the investigators, a second suspect had also gone himself to the police station on Tuesday morning , had indicated the parquet floor of Bobigny.

Open judicial information

A judicial investigation was opened for “violence having resulted in an ITT of more than 8 days in a meeting with weapon and with premeditation”, “violence without ITT in a meeting”, “driving despite the suspension of the license” and “dissemination of images relating to the commission of an offense, ”said the same source.

The amateur video, subtitled “laughter of the evening”, triggered an outcry on social networks and is the subject of multiple reports from Internet users on Pharos, the platform for reporting illegal online content and behavior. The passenger films the driver who grabs a man while continuing to drive, forcing the victim to run until he falls to the ground. Then it’s another man’s turn to suffer the same fate.

45 days of ITT

A 64-year-old man named Ali, who has since spoken to numerous media, filed a complaint against the occupants of the vehicle. He was prescribed 45 days of ITT and suffered from a broken shoulder and foot, among other things. “The authors asked him for a cigarette. When he handed it to the driver, the latter grabbed him by the arm, held him back by force and started by accelerating, ”described Eric Mathais, the Bobigny prosecutor.

The second victim visible in the video has not been identified to date, he said. A young woman, who does not appear in the images but says she suffered similar facts, has also filed a complaint.

Finally, in a press release released Thursday evening, the Bobigny prosecutor’s office also indicated that the first two individuals placed in police custody were indicted. The first for “willful violence in a meeting” and the second for “complicity in willful violence”. Both were imprisoned, added the prosecution, pending the debates which should focus on their placement in pre-trial detention, while the investigation is taking place.

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