In the Meuse, a mayor violently attacked by one of his constituents | EUROtoday

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Philippe Chardin, mayor of the small city of Cléry-le-Grand, in the Meuse, was violently overwhelmed on Friday September 29 in the morning – a “cowardly aggression” denounced by the prefect Xavier Delarue. “The prefect (…) gives its full support to the Mayor. The perpetrator was arrested by the national gendarmerie., wrote the prefect of the Meuse on X (ex-Twitter).

“He was attacked by one of his constituents while he was acting within the framework of his police powers and intervening for illegal dumpingexplained the prefect’s chief of staff, Bernard Burckel. The person did not accept the elected official’s admonitions and punched and hit him once he was on the ground. »

The mayor was hospitalized and must be examined by a doctor from the medical-judicial unit for a suspected fracture in the orbital floor. “The prefect spoke to him on the phone and he is also supported by a lot of elected officials, national and regional, as well as by ministers”mentioned Mr. Burckel.

The World with AFP

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