25-year-old man in police custody after assault on mayor

A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody on Saturday August 8 on suspicion of assaulting the mayor of Croisilles (Pas-de-Calais), we learned from corroborating sources.

Friday evening, Gérard Dué, the mayor of this commune of 2,000 inhabitants near Arras, was called for nocturnal uproar. Arrived on site, he was “overthrown by the individual responsible for these noise pollution”, we learned from the Pas-de-Calais prefecture, confirming information from The voice of the North. Slightly injured, the mayor was hospitalized and lodged a complaint.

Saturday, a 25-year-old young man was arrested and taken into custody for “violence on a person holding public authority,” the Arras prosecutor’s office told AFP.

In a tweet, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he called the mayor of Croisilles “to give him all (his) support)”. “These acts must not go unpunished because behind a mayor, it is the Republic which is attacked”, he added.

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